16 kJ Portable Pneumatic Catapult

takeoff weight up to 60 kg

Compact, lightweight and man-portable design

UAV Factory Portable Pneumatic Catapult

Key Features

  • 16 kJ man-portable catapult
  • 26 m/s maximum launch speed
  • Designed for 1000s of launches
  • Simple and quick assembly
  • Smart safety features
  • Well defined maintenance schedule
  • Can be factory customized for client's UAVs


Portable Pneumatic Catapult features a rugged aluminium structure, which can be disassembled into a man-portable transportation case. UAV Factory offers carriage customization services for client’s unmanned aircraft vehicles.

Remote control box with advanced safety features: audible alarm, voltage and pressure displays, permanent launch counter.

Integrated compressor with reverse polarity protection, thermal shutdown and pressure relief valve.

Reliable carriage with foldable legs, rope length adjustment and a safety pin. Carriage is made of hard-anodized aluminium for maximum wear resistance.

Options & Accessories

Operation and maintenance training. UAV Factory offers one-day catapult operation and maintenance training. The program covers assembly, disassembly, safety procedures, pre-launch procedure, maintenance procedures. Training includes both classroom session and hands-on catapult operation session. Training can be performed at the company’s facilities in Europe, USA as well as the client’s facilities.

Training dummy for the Penguin UAV replicates aircraft physical parameters. Training dummy is used for personnel training as well for maintenance validation. UAV Factory offers custom training dummy development for client’s unmanned aircraft.

Maintenance Kit. Kit includes all necessary components that need to be replaced at regular maintenance interval every 100 launches.

UAV Factory Portable Pneumatic Catapult
UAV Factory Portable Pneumatic Catapult
UAV Factory Portable Pneumatic Catapult
UAV Factory Portable Pneumatic Catapult