The HORNET UAV System combines field-proven
airframes, with aerospace-quality composite construction, and
the latest in microelectronic Flight Control and GPS navigation.
This UAV has evolved over several years of field testing into a
reliable, tactical surveillance system combined with our unique
C4I systems to bring MIL-standard reliability to an affordable
level. In the surveillance UAV role, the HORNETís refined
aerodynamics allow for extended loiter operation over targets.
Pre-programmed 'Smart Flight' routines reduce operator workload
and improve aircraft survivability. Compact and mobile - a
complete HORNET system can be delivered on-site and is ready for
operation in a short time span.
Ideally suited for tactical applications to
80 km, the HORNET UAV system has proven its multi-mission
capabilities and reliability in a series of field trials ranging
from experimental electronic payload test-beds, surveillance
platforms and aerial targets.
The basic cantilever platform and composite
structure provides a stable aerodynamic and payload-carrying
configuration for the most demanding tasks. The option of
conventional landing, or a parachute recovery system, greatly
reduce operator training and improve aircraft survivability.
A complete system consists of 4 UAVís; a portable
GCS-1200 Ground Control Station; the
ATPS-1200 Antenna Tracking
& Positioning System; programming and moving map mission display
software; Spares and the GSE-1200 Ground Support Equipment