The Aeryon SkyRanger™ sets new standards for VTOL flight performance, reliability, and ease-of-use – synonymous with Aeryon sUAS. Industry-leading capabilities include 50-minute endurance, 40/55 mph (65/90 kph) sustained/gust wind tolerance, stabilized dual EO/IR payload with streaming 1080p30 HD color video, and immediate pre-assembled deployment from a compact integrated backpack
WATERLOO, Ontario (May 23, 2013) – Aeryon Labs (www.aeryon.com) launches the Aeryon SkyRanger™ small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS). This new Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) system features an all-new airframe and integrated design, and represents a significant leap forward in capabilities for military, public safety, and commercial applications. With the completion of extensive field testing and first customer trials, the Aeryon SkyRanger is now available for further demonstrations and orders – with priority to military and government customers worldwide.
First introduced in 2009, Aeryon sUAS are regularly at the center of major world events and international media stories due to their reputation and proven track record for immediate, reliable operation in high winds and harsh weather environments – often when other UAS or manned aircraft cannot safely operate.
Designed as software and payload platforms, Aeryon sUAS also provide advanced features and capabilities including an intuitive touchscreen interface that provides simple point-and-click navigation and camera control, and seamless automated functions and safety features.
The Aeryon SkyRanger™ brings new capabilities to the field-tested and battle-proven Aeryon sUAS platform, which has seen continuous development and innovation since the Aeryon Scout™ was launched in 2009.
“The Aeryon sUAS platform is the most mature, reliable, and capable system available on the market. With the Aeryon SkyRanger we are again setting a new benchmark for system reliability and integration, flight endurance and performance, and advanced functionality while maintaining operator ease-of-use” said Dave Kroetsch, Aeryon’s President. “The Aeryon Scout remains an important part of Aeryon’s product line – a high performance system at an attractive price point for public safety and commercial customers.”
Like the Aeryon Scout™, SkyRanger™ is a VTOL sUAS – ideal for providing continuous eyes-on-target for situational awareness, operations in confined environments, and low-risk launch and retrieval without peripheral equipment. SkyRanger™ is ideally suited for both land and maritime military use including covert ISR, convoy and compound security, and ship boarding operations.
Key features of the Aeryon SkyRanger™ include:
- Up to 50-minute endurance with payload – continuous operation model
- Immediate pre-assembled deployment – folding design includes battery & payload for powered standby, and easy field component replacement in seconds, without tools
- Advanced optics and networking– stabilized, simultaneously streaming dual EO/IR cameras; low-latency digital 256bit encrypted network with extensible range beyond 5km
- EO camera: 1080p30 HD H.264 video, 15MP still images
- IR camera: 640×480 H.264 video and still images, white-hot/black-hot modes
- High wind tolerance – 40mph (65kph) sustained, 55mph (90kph) gusts
- Ruggedized and weather-sealed – extreme weather environments, operating temperature range
from -22 to 122°F (-30 to 50°C)
- Single-operator touchscreen interface – point-and-click control, dynamic flight planning
The SkyRanger will be showcased at a series of international tradeshows and exclusive events throughout the year, starting with CANSEC 2013 (booth #929) in Ottawa, Canada May 29-30.
More product information, images, and video are available at SkyRanger
About Aeryon Labs Inc.
Aeryon Labs is the small Unmanned Aerial System (sUAS) provider at the center of major world events and international media stories. A recognized technology and industry leader, Aeryon Labs is the trusted partner of civil and military customers, resellers, and other commercial business partners around the globe. Aeryon Labs is a Canadian Controlled Private Company with headquarters in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Field-tested and battle-proven, Aeryon sUAS set the standard for immediate aerial intelligence gathering by anyone, anywhere, at anytime, for a wide range of military, public safety and commercial applications. For more information visit: www.aeryon.com
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