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R80D SkyRaider

Developed for U.S. Defense and Federal Government Customers, the R80D SkyRaider delivers a range of versatile Group 2-3 payload capabilities with the agility and single-operator deployment footprint of a proven Group 1 VTOL aircraft.

With its ability to carry and deliver multiple payloads up to 7.7 lbs, an open architecture, and one of the fastest, most powerful embedded artificial intelligence (AI) computing devices available on a sUAS, the SkyRaider is redefining what’s possible with a man-packable UAS.


R80D SkyRaider

Advanced Multi-Mission UAS

Developed for U.S. Defense and Federal Government Customers, the R80D SkyRaider delivers a range of versatile Group 2-3 payload capabilities with the agility and single-operator deployment footprint of a proven Group 1 VTOL aircraft. With its ability to carry and deliver multiple payloads up to 7.7 lbs, an open architecture, and one of the fastest, most powerful embedded artificial intelligence (AI) computing devices available on a sUAS, the R80D is redefining what’s possible with a man-packable UAS.

Built on a battle-tested UAS architecture, the R80D integrates specialized hardware and software to support the unique needs of the U.S. DoD and Federal Government users including proprietary hardware and software interfaces, ATAK/Nett Warrior integration and more.

The R80D’s expanded carrying capacity, open payload architecture, and dynamic and responsive flight control, provides an unprecedented level of flexibility in a single sUAS. Developed exclusively for U.S. DOD and Federal Agencies operating the R80D, RaiderOS adds enhanced communication channels designed to keep pace with both evolving mission requirements and cyber-security threats.

  • Designed to meet the rigorous specs of the US Government

  • The R80D's open architecture, including the Payload Development Kit (PDK) supporting payloads up to 7.7lbs, allows end users and integrators to expand the capability set of their aircraft

  • Advanced edge-of-network processing

  • Enabling object detection and classification

  • Semi-autonomous flight

  • Ability to thrive in GPS- or comms-denied environments

Flexible & Modular

The Unmanned Development Kits (UDK) further extend the R80D platform for end users, enabling complex integrations and rapid development of capabilities to meet tomorrow’s evolving mission sets

Resilient & Battle-Tested

The R80D’s carbon fiber and magnesium airframe is tested to IP-54/MIL810G environmental tolerances. In flight the R80D can withstand sustained winds up to 40 mph (65 kph), and operate up to 15,000’ MSL.

Autonomous & Intelligent

With multiple embedded NVIDIA TX2 processors, the R70 is a flying supercomputer with an engine for real-time artificial intelligence at the network edge, including object detection and classification. Four dedicated computer vision cameras

Class Leading Imaging & Multi-Mission Payloads Up To 3.5 Kg

With the StormCaster family of payloads, the R80D provides “Group 2 ISR in a Group 1 UAS”, and with the latest prop/motor updates R80D operators can now attach and deliver nearly any object up to 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)

Payload

Hot-Swappable
Yes
Custom
Supported through the R70 Payload Development Kit (PDK)
Carry, Drop, Empalce
Osprey: Up to 3.5 kg (7.7lbs)
Day Imager
StormCaster-T: HDZoom 30, EO/IR MK-II
Night Imager
EO/IR MK-II
Image Stills
StormCaster-T
640 x 512 pixels
HDZoom 30
20 megapixels (5184 x 3888 pixels)
EO/IR MK-II
13 megapixels (4192 x 3104 pixels) / (640 x 512 pixels)
Zoom
StormCaster-T
5x optical, 15x digital
HDZoom 30
30x optical, 60x digital
EO/IR MK-II
4x digital

 

Field of View
StormCaster-T
31° to 6° optical, 2° with digital zoom
HDZoom 30
68.6° to 2.6° (30x), 1.3° (60x)
EO/IR MK-II
58° / 45° (13mm) or 32° (19mm)
Video Resolution
StormCaster-T
640 x 512 60 FPS, H.264 recorded
HDZoom 30
1080p60 H.264 HD recorded
EO/IR MK-II
640 x 512 / 8.33 FPS H.264 recorded
Video Metadata
Embedded STANAG 4609 KLV metadata

Item

Height
17.7in (45cm)
Total Length
53in (1.35m)Propeller tip to propeller tip
Weight
11 lbs (5kg)

Performance

Typical Endurance
Over 40 minutes with standard propulsion system Tether Kit available
Over 60 minutes with new XL Battery Packs, Available 2022
Max Speed
Ground Speed
50kph (31mph)
Max Ascent Speed
4m/s (13ft/s)
Max Descent Speed
3m/s (9ft/s)

Enviroment

Temperature
-20°C to 50°C (-4°F to 122°F)
Wind
65kph sustained, 90kph gusting (40mph, 56mph
Precipitaion
IP-54, MIL-STD-810G

Data Link

Frequency
915Mhz, 922Mhz, 2.2Ghz + other frequencies and waveforms
Radio Range
Up to 8km (5 miles) with standard base station
Mission Data
AES encryption, with a 256-bit physical key exchange
Launce Time
3-5 Minutes

FLIR R80D SkyRaider

Night Multi-Mission Exercises with the FLIR R80D SkyRaider Advanced Multi-Mission UAS