UAV Factory announces the release of Penguin C Mk2 system
UAV Factory announces the release of Penguin C Mk2 system – company’s most advanced small tactical UAS. Penguin C Mk2 successfully completed validation flight program and the company started deliveries to the customers.
Penguin C Mk2 is available in Group 2 or Group 3 configuration and has an increased payload capacity, endurance and capabilities compared to the Mk1 aircraft. The aircraft is optimized for up to 8-inch diameter payloads with the weight of around 4 kg. Improved aerodynamics and increased fuel capacity of Mk2 boosted its flight endurance capability – flights of 25.5 hours have been successfully demonstrated with Epsilon 140 LC day/night payload. The Penguin C Mk2 is natively compatible with the entire range of Epsilon payloads, including state-of-art Epsilon 175 and Epsilon 180 gimbals. Penguin C Mk2 has a unique swappable nose concept which allows the field replacement of payloads within seconds. The swappable nose has an integrated motor that adds additional roll stabilization to the payload as well as protects the payload during recovery. The swappable payload concept allows customers to conveniently integrate custom payloads into the Penguin C Mk2.
The concept is demonstrated in the following video:
The Penguin C Mk2 uses advanced Silvus 2x2 MIMO datalinks with the radio link range of over 120 kilometers. Advanced features such as MESH, beamforming, various encryption options, integrated spectrum analyzer as well as Interference Avoidance are available as well. The Datalink Interference Cancellation functionality is available for US customers. The Penguin C Mk2 is also operational in GPS-denied environment.
The Penguin C Mk2 underwent a major propulsion system upgrade program. The reliable and mature 28cc EFI engine has been complemented with a new high-reliability fuel pump system. As a result of the upgrade the engine is now capable to operate continuously over 55° Celsius ambient temperatures.