At the SINGAPORE AIRSHOW next month, Israel’s Steadicopter will present, for the first time, the capabilities of its BLACK EAGLE 50 lightweight unmanned robotic helicopter for detection, collection and monitoring of cellular and Wi-Fi intelligence.

Commenting on the expanded capabilities, Noam Lidor, Sales and Marketing Director at Steadicopter, commented “Israel’s security industry is made up of companies at the forefront of technology. Thanks to our collaboration with these companies, we were able to extend BLACK EAGLE 50’s capabilities to EW missions by integrating their cellular payload for collecting and detecting cellular identities and RF signals, and their Wi-Fi payload for identifying, detecting and intercepting Wi-Fi broadcasts. These EW capabilities have been added to BLACK EAGLE 50’s existing GPS independence and marine capabilities. Today, Steadicopter provides a comprehensive response for ISTAR, marine, and inland missions.”

The BLACK EAGLE 50 is ideal for naval missions, with its robust mechanical and electronic capabilities supporting flight in maritime environmental conditions. In addition, a special inertial navigation system capability enables continuation of the flight and mission without relying on GPS, delivering a significant advantage in GPS-denied areas.

The aircraft has a steady hovering endurance of up to 3 hours and flight endurance of up to 4 hours. At only 27kg, the BLACK EAGLE 50 is extremely lightweight and compact, with a maximum take-off weight of 35kg and a 5kg payload capacity. It has a communication range of up to 150km, depending on the client’s requirements, and a service ceiling of up to 10,000ft. Its total length is just 2.54m, while its maximum air speed is 126km/h with a cruising speed of 81km/h.

The BLACK EAGLE 50 portfolio of mission capability has now been expanded to include EW. (Photo: Steadicopter)

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