Penguin BE UAV

Electric Platform for payload and autopilot integration

The electric version of the Penguin B is a perfect choice for the short duration missions. Electric propulsion offers clean operation with excellent reliability and simple maintenance

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110 min flight endurance

110-minute endurance with a payload weight of 2.8 kg (6.2 lb)


6.6 kg

Up to 6.6 kg (14.5 lb) payload capacity


Configuration files included

Free Piccolo® autopilot configuration files, and extensive documentation set


Modular design

Wide range of standard subsystems and options


  • Electric platform ready for payload and autopilot integration
  • 23 litres of payload volume
  • 6 V and 12 V onboard power output
  • Quickly replaceable battery cartridge
  • Low noise signature
  • Low vibration level
  • Catapult, car-top or runway takeoff
  • Wide range of standard subsystems and options
  • Short lead time for standard configurations
  • 4-day integrator training available


If equipped with advanced Epsilon EO/IR payloads, Penguin BE is one of the most capable surveillance and inspection UAS available on the market.


The sleek and efficient design gives best in class performance. Highly efficient, optimized electric propulsion with the matched propeller allows up to 110 minutes of endurance with 2.8 kg (6.2 lb) payload. The maximum payload capacity is 6.6 kg (14.5 lb). The optimized high lift flap system provides stall speeds of less than 13 m/s (25.3 knots).

Penguin's Philosophy

Electric Penguin BE unmanned aircraft platform shares the same flexibility as original gas engine Penguin B unmanned aircraft. The electric version is a perfect choice for short-duration missions. Electric propulsion offers simple and clean operation with excellent reliability and simple maintenance. It has outstanding low noise and low vibration characteristics.

The aircraft is available as a platform, ready for the autopilot and payload integration by the customer.

Battery Cartridge

The 640 Wh battery cartridge is custom made from 48 Lithium Polymer cells and has 145 Wh/kg specific energy. The cartridge has a rugged aluminium structure and integrated PCB that reduces the amount of wiring and simplifies charging. Battery cartridge can be changed in less than 1 minute.

Modular design

  • All components of the Penguin BE are easily removable and completely interchangeable.
  • Wing splits into three 1.1 meter sections and the V-tail splits in two parts. High-end industrial-grade push-pull connectors are installed in tail-boom joints as standard. The quick-release fastening is used extensively in the Penguin B airframe. Access covers are equipped with DZUS type 1/4 turn quick fasteners, tail-booms are equipped with a purpose developed quick-release aluminium joints.
  • Battery cartridge is fastened with the quick release spring-loaded pins
  • Piccolo® autopilot configuration files for Penguin B are available at no cost
  • CAD model of Penguin B available to simplify the payload and autopilot integration for the clients
  • Extensive Documentation for Penguin BE aircraft and subsystems
  • Plug and play 640 Wh battery cartridge
  • Highly efficient, optimized brushless electric propulsion
  • Takeoff from anywhere using a portable pneumatic catapult
  • Optional heavy-duty landing gear allows landing on rough terrain
  • Heated Pitot probe for preventing ice formation
  • Quick-release joints for quick assembly
  • Industrial electrical connectors
  • Portable control station. Compatible with Cloud Cap Piccolo®, Procerus Technologies Kestrel®, Micropilot® autopilot systems


Penguin BE is specifically engineered as a platform. What that means is - in order to get a fully operational system, all you need to do is integrate the payload, data link, and autopilot, - and you are ready to fly!

The producer of Octopus payloads is our factory's subdivision Octopus ISR Subsystems that does full product manufacturing cycle in-house: from development to design, from prototyping to hand-tuning, thus making Epsilon series gimbals the best choice for use with our UAV. Choose your payload compatible with Penguin BE UAS.

Research and Education

Penguin BE platform ready for research, training and educational use

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