Aeronautics Group launches a brand-new global aviation segment, the UHP or Unmanned Hover Plane, and will introduce the TROJAN at Eurosatory 2022.
Press Release, 06 June 2022: Aeronautics Group – a leading provider of integrated holistic solutions based on unmanned aerial systems, payloads and communications for defence and HLS applications – is launching a brand new aviation category – the Unmanned Hover Plane (UHP). The company is proud to introduce TROJAN, a one-of-a-kind system, which bridges the gap between the need to hover and the need to reach long ranges. The new UHP category is a game changer, due to its ability to perform aerial missions with pinpoint precision.
The system’s capabilities support challenging operational missions while simultaneously performing point-to-multipoint Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR), thereby creating a solution for versatile and dynamic environments, and achieving Wide-Area-Persistent-Surveillance (WAPS). The system’s multi-platform architecture utilises multiple sensors, together with advanced analytics capabilities, to ensure accurate, reliable, real-time situational awareness.
The revolutionary UHP configuration gives TROJAN: long endurance – 2.5-hour flight time; long-range – up to 150 km; and fast flight capabilities, combined with the capacity to carry multiple payloads up to 12 kg in weight, all packed into a small tactical platform. The system enables execution of demanding, complex missions by tactical base stations, each of which control up to four platforms, simultaneously. Each platform, in face of a battle scenario can channel and produce sensor data which can optimise the mission’s performance.
TROJAN has been designed to enable operations in harsh environments – characterised by adversary operations, day and night operational activity and extreme environmental conditions – while maintaining high efficacy within a small footprint. The UHP’s Ground Control Station (GCS) is controlled via a user-friendly interface and can be safely operated by a single operator. Collecting field information, it supports mission planning and monitoring in all operational modes, and payload control.
“Aeronautics is proud to be a pioneer in the field of tactical UAS, and our latest innovative platform introduces a new category in the world of aviation, which will expand force capabilities in the field and create superiority in ISTAR missions,” says Moshe Elazar, President & CEO of Aeronautics. “TROJAN is the first ever Unmanned Hover Plane (UHP), and we are delighted to introduce its unique capabilities to the world in this 25th anniversary year of the company – an important milestone for us. Just as with our other winning systems, we are constantly developing new technologies to deal with evolving battlefield and HLS challenges.”