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SkyRanger R70

Developed for the most demanding UAS operations, the SkyRanger R70 establishes a new benchmark for small UAS performance and reliability. With its expanded carrying capacity, open architecture, and advanced autonomy and artificial intelligence, the R70 is redefining what’s possible with a small VTOL UAS.


The SkyRanger R70

SkyRanger R70

The future of multi-mission small UAS

Developed for the most demanding UAS operators within the defense, security, public safety and infrastructure inspection markets, the SkyRanger R70 defines the benchmark for small UAS performance and reliability. With its expanded carrying capacity, open architecture, and advanced autonomy and artificial intelligence, the R70 is redefining what’s possible with a small VTOL UAS.

The R70’s multi-mission payloads provide ISR and payload delivery capabilities previously limited to much larger UAS. Optical sensors include the StormCaster-T a longwave infrared, continuous zoom ISR payload with exceptional line of sight stabilization, range of motion and geolocation accuracy, the HDZoom 30 providing eyes-on-target at distances up to 8 km and the EO/IR Mk-II for high-fidelity daylight and thermal imagery streamed securely anywhere in the world. With the Osprey, R70 operators can rapidly attach, carry and deliver nearly any object up to 3.5 kg for forward resupply, asset extraction or other specialized missions.

Utilizing the payload development kit, third-party payload developers have integrated their payloads with the R70 platform extending the system’s capabilities to support critical ISR, detection and ELINT missions.

  • R70's carbon fiber and magnesium airframe is tested to IP-54/MIL-810G

  • Operating up to 15,000' MSL and withstanding sustained winds up to 65 kph

  • Advanced edge-of-network processing

  • Enabling object detection and classification

  • Semi-autonomous flight

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

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

Flexible & Modular

The Unmanned Development Kits (UDK) further extend the R70 platform for end users, enabling complex integrations and rapid development of capabilities to meet tomorrow’s evolving mission sets - integrate custom payloads and sensors, integrate C2 and deploy custom applications on UAS hardware

Resilient & Battle-Tested

The R70’s carbon fiber and magnesium airframe is tested to IP-54/MIL810G environmental tolerances. In flight the R70 can withstand sustained winds up to 65 kph (40 mph), and operate up to 15,000’ MSL. Mission success is underpinned by a robust digital MIMO communications link and two independent navigation subsystems

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

With the StormCaster family of payloads, the R70 provides “Group 2 ISR in a Group 1 UAS”, and with the latest prop/motor updates R70 operators can now attach and deliver nearly any object up to 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs).

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
HDZoom 30, EO/IR MK-II
Night Imager
er StormCaster-T: 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
45cm (17.7”)
Total Length
1.35m (53”) Propeller tip to propeller tip
Weight
5kg (11 lbs)

Performance

Typical Endurance
Over 40 minutes with standard propulsion system Tether Kit available
Up to 59 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

SkyRanger R70 UAS

SkyRanger R70 2Set Flight Test