Thales' unveils next generation Spy’Ranger 550, mini Unmanned Air Systems for the tactical surveillance and intelligence
Thales is unveiling Spy’Ranger 550, a new addition to its range of mini Unmanned Air Systems. The UAS will carry with other types of payloads to provide the intelligence that armed forces need at every decisive moment.
At a time when digital technologies are increasingly shaping the battlefield of the future, the need for armed forces to boost their intelligence-gathering capability is becoming ever more acute. For units deployed in the demanding conditions of the theater of operations, having the technology to gain an understanding of the terrain and the forces in the field is absolutely vital.
Thales is unveiling Spy’Ranger 550, a new addition to its range of mini Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) for tactical surveillance and intelligence.
Deployable in just 20 minutes, the Spy’Ranger 550’s 50-kilometre range and five hours of autonomy, even under highly demanding temperature and altitude conditions, provide a decisive tactical advantage.
Equipped with a state-of-the-art image chain, the system’s optronics payload will ultimately be deployable with other types of payloads to provide the intelligence that armed forces need at every decisive moment.
The Unmanned Air systems includes ground stations, satellite connectivity, onboard weapons, sensors and other elements. UAS is becoming vital element of the armed forces across the world. For India, the need of UAS is not only a tactical gain but a priority for the varieties of the operations across the difficult terrain as they can conduct precision strikes on faraway targets without collateral damage.