BlueBird ThunderB
Страна: Израиль
Год: 2016
Конвертоплан Беспилотный

Sales of military unmanned platforms continues to increase, with market reports indicating steady growth
One advantage fixed-wing VTOL UAVs have over small multi-rotor alternatives is a greater range and endurance
A typical role for such a platform would be surveillance and reconnaissance through its gimballed electro-optical sensor
The smaller footprint that fixed-wing VTOL has compared to their conventional/catapult take-off counterparts is a main benefit in the use of such platforms
BlueBird Aero Systems' development of VTOL capability for tactical fixed-wing UAVs, such as its ThunderB-VTOL, is considered an important step by the company
The company has recently concluded the delivery of more than 100 fixed-wing UAVs to an unnamed European customer