The PRIDE is a pioneering effort to create an affordable civilian scientific, law enforcement and ENG (Electronic News Gathering) UAV system, with an operational range in excess of 15 km, and is designed for the researcher, academic professional or news crew needing information quickly and reliably. Able to operate out to altitudes of over 3000 feet (1000 m) with a noiseless electric propulsion module - the PRIDE is a robust UAV system. Its compact autopiloting system takes the hassle out of programming and calibration. The PRIDE can be supplied with a specially modified GSP-100 PTZ camera system and telemetry downlink, and can stay in the air for over 1 hour* (* with appropriate batteries and throttle management).
Weighing less than 5 kg, the PRIDE is hand-launched and recovered by a belly landing making it available and responsive on short notice. With an underslung avionics and payload pod, equipment is easily field swappable. The simplicity and ease of operation greatly reduce operator training and improve aircraft survivability. A complete system consists of 2/4 PRIDE UAV's ; A laptop PC Ground Control Station with programming and moving map mission display software; a DSS (Digital Spread Spectrum) telecommand link; antennas, cables and operational spares.