Penguin C MIL UAS

UNRIVALED PERFORMANCE

The Penguin C MIL UAS is a long-endurance, long-range unmanned aircraft system designed for ISR missions. Its endurance of 16 to 20 h (payload dependent) and a line-of-sight range of over 100 km or 62 miles makes it an extremely capable unmanned platform that meets a variety of mission needs.

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20 h flight endurance

Long flight endurance for critical mission success

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100 km range

Advanced encrypted digital datalink systems

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Crew of two 

Fits in a pickup, minivan, or helicopter and can be assembled in less than an hour

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ITAR-free 

The aircraft is non-ITAR restricted, giving our global customers easy access to its capabilities

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Runway independent

Catapult launch and parachute recovery

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Artillery fire control

Software generates high precision artillery fire correction data

KEY FEATURES

 

  • Highest system reliability
  • Operational in GPS-denied environment
  • MISB compliant video stream
  • Over 7000 hours of test flights
  • Operational and maintenance training

TOP OF THE LINE SURVEILLANCE

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

CLASS LEADING MOBILITY

A crew of two can operate the Penguin C MIL UAS and all the necessary equipment, including the pneumatic launcher. The whole system, packed in several ruggedized containers, weighs up to 265 kg (585 lb), can be transported in a single minivan, pickup, or helicopter and assembled in under an hour.

Portable Pneumatic Catapult features a rugged aluminium structure, which can be disassembled into one man-portable transportation case.

The use of a sophisticated parachute/airbag recovery system eliminates the need for bulky equipment such as a landing net or landing wire and provides a very soft landing, thus reducing the risk of damage to the aircraft or payload in case of both planned and emergency landings.

 

In addition, Penguin C MIL UAS uses a proprietary algorithm that estimates the parachute landing point based on a number of flight conditions and allows for controlled aircraft recovery in a small designated area.

23 kg

Maximum take-off weight

The Penguin C MIL UAS falls under the 55-pound FAA regulatory requirements for small UAVs. The aircraft is non-ITAR restricted, giving our global customers easy access to its capabilities.

 

 

7000 hours

Flight tested

UAV Factory’s flight operations team has flight-tested the Penguin C MIL UAS for over 7000 hours to ensure its reliability and robustness in normal to severe weather conditions. 

HIGHLY EFFICIENT EFI ENGINE

Thanks to the UAV Factory’s own state-of-the-art electronic fuel injected (EFI) engine, Penguin C MIL UAS flight endurance is up to 20 hours. The cooling system provides the ability to operate from below freezing point to extremely hot conditions. Before delivery, each engine is tested extensively in UAV Factory’s engine testing cell to maximize its reliability and efficiency.

The EFI engine comes built into a swappable propulsion module than can be changed in minutes, allowing for uninterrupted operation of the aircraft system while maintenance could be performed on a second module.

Payload options

Penguin C MIL UAS is available with the Epsilon series of advanced micro-gimbals developed by Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory. Epsilon gimbals provide advanced observation, inspection, and surveillance capabilities, such as day and nighttime object tracking and small moving target indication.

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THIRD-PARTY PAYLOAD INTEGRATIONS

Penguin C MIL UAS is also available for purchase with an empty payload bay, and it comes with all documentation necessary to perform payload integration. This provides an option to integrate third-party payloads using standard connections based on specific project needs.

For powering the payload, customers can use the onboard 6V, 12V and 24V power supply. For payload control and real-time video, customers can use an integrated data link Ethernet and serial pass-through with a rate of up to 12 Mbps.

Services

Tailored support services

UAV Factory offers a wide range of tailored support services. Support services include extensive training programs, onsite support, operations start up services, and flight services. Our flight operations department works closely with our customers to achieve optimal customer operational capability and meet the project goals.

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