The EXPLORER is a civilian UAV system, with an operational range of 200 km, and is designed for more advanced civilian or scientific research programs that require a proven platform as an equipment or sensor test bed. Able to operate out to altitudes of over 10000 feet (3000 m) and above, with an economical and compact IC engine powerplant, the EXPLORER challenges the competition with its refined aerodynamics, advanced flight control systems, and highly developed data links. Supplied with a our GSP-100 gyro-stabilized PTZ camera system and telemetry downlink, the EXPLORER can stay in the air for over 4 -6 hours on 5-8 liters of fuel.
The EXPLORER is launched and recovered by conventional landing and take-off from unprepared grass or dirt strips. The airframe can also be modified for vehicle rooftop lanches and belly landings with a Kevlar-reinforced fuselage belly pan. The simplicity and ease of operation greatly reduce operator training and improve aircraft survivability.
A complete system consists of 2 EXPLORER UAVs; the GCS-1200 Ground Control Station with programming and moving map mission display software; a DSS (Digital Spread Spectrum) telecommand link; antennas, cables and operational spares.