Unmanned Aerial Systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems

Finmeccanica Helicopter Division is heavily investing in the development of Rotary Wing Unmanned Air Vehicles (RUAV) and Optionally Piloted Helicopters (OPH), which provide a great level of operational flexibility in terms of flight operations and operational capabilities.



The list of RUAV/OPH initiatives within AgustaWestland product’s strategy, leveraging its solid and well-established know-how and experience, spans so far from a light 150 kg RUAV to the 1,800 kg Solo model:


- Medium Size OPH (Optionally Piloted Helicopter SW-4 ‘Solo’)

- Light RUAV of 150 kg / 180 kg named HERO

 

SW-4 ‘Solo’

The SW-4 ‘Solo’ RUAV is based on the proven SW-4 light single engine helicopter. It is designed for both piloted and unmanned operations, for maximum operational flexibility.


The RUAV version of the SW-4 is capable of performing a number of roles, including intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance and cargo re-supply. When piloted, the SW-4 ‘Solo’ can undertake manned activities including transportation of personnel, surveillance and intervention.


The SW-4 is EASA certified and ensures safe operations when operating in the manned and unmanned modes.


Civil/Government Applications are: 
Environmental, Law Enforcement / Police, National Security, Disaster Relief – SAR Support and Damage Assesment, Critical Infrastructure Monitoring, Agroforestal Applications, Resource Exploitation, Sanitarian and Historical Heritage


Military Applications are:
Battlefield, Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance, Convoy escort, Cargo Re-Supply and Combat


Maritime Applications are: Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance, Beyond Line of Sight Comms Relay, Mine Countermeasures, Anti-Surface Warfare Support, Anti-Submarine Warfare Support, Cargo Re-Supply and Combat.


 SW - 4 'solo'.pdf

 

SD150 - Hero

The SD-150 Hero is a state-of-the-art Short Range Tactical Rotary Unmanned Air Vehicle (RUAV), that incorporates the Finmeccanica Helicopter Division experience in the helicopter design and productions.
Hero design criteria reflects the state of the art of the international regulations and comply with both civil and military requirements; it is developed for land and maritime operations, where reliability and operational safety is paramount.


The SD-150 Hero is the perfect low cost/low maintenance solution for civil, military and homeland security applications.

The System is equipped with a interoperable Ground Control Station (GCS) with an advanced Human Machine Interface. SW-4 ’Solo’/SD-150 Hero common GCS provides an interface which can be used to control and monitor a single or multiple RUAV missions at the same time, from takeoff to landing. It also provides effective control of RUAV payloads and allows sensor data transmitted from the RUAV to be monitored.


SW-4 ’Solo’/SD-150 Hero common GCS can be deployed in different hardware configurations according to customer needs: desk mounted, transportable or standalone rugged for use in the field.


Civil/Government Applications are:
Critical Infrastructure Monitoring, Agroforestal Applications, Resource Exploitation, Environmental, Sanitarian, Historical Heritage and Disaster Relief – Damage Assesment
 

Military Applications are:
Battlefield, Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance, Cargo Re-Supply
 

Maritime Applications are:
Intelligence, Surveillance, Targeting and Reconnaissance, Beyond Line of Sight Comms Relay and Cargo Re-Supply.


 SD - 150 Hero.pdf

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