ASELSAN first unveiled its smart Nano Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (Nano-UAV) at TEKNOFEST'19.
Nano-UAV, which can be operated in open and closed spaces for reconnaissance, surveillance and intelligence purposes, has a minimum of twenty-five minutes to stay in the air. It also has the ability to transfer real-time images that are resistant to link mixers at a distance of 1,5 kilometers.
Can also work in herd
ASELSAN's another self-sourced R&D study is planned to transfer the capabilities acquired from the Herd UAV Development Project to Nano-UAVs. Nano-UAV can be used by a single person, and it can be easily integrated with armored vehicles.
Nano-UAVs are easily camouflaged with their low weight and size, they are difficult to detect and sometimes this is not possible. Such systems are preferred by special forces and intelligence organizations for close surveillance and discovery of high-value targets.
Nano-UAVs are important because they provide fast access and surveillance to remote locations during war and operation. These UAVs, which, by their nature, do not pose a risk to other aircraft or personnel, offer the opportunity to perform operations without requiring airspace coordination.
These UAVs, which can start in a very short time, are very easy to use. Nano-UAVs provide an important cost advantage since they are economical. These tools can perform tasks such as search-rescue, exploration in closed or crowded areas, environmental analysis for major obstacles, object identification, close surveillance, crime scene investigation.
The Choice of the World Armies Nano UAV: Black Hornet
Nano UAV PD-100 Black Hornet, which is small enough to fit in the palm, is among the equipment used by the Special Forces, one of the most beautiful units of the TAF. PD-100 Black Hornet Nano UAV, used by the Special Forces Command as well as the Gendarmerie Commando Special Security Command (JÖAK), was developed by the company "Prox Dynamics". As seen in the image, this UAV, which has a minimized helicopter structure instead of a 4-rotor structure, transfers live images during the flight with the camera in front of it. Black Hornets are actively used, as ASELSAN Nano UAV is not yet inventory. When the local solution is developed, it is predicted that it will be used in JÖAK and Special Forces.
Black Hornet Order in the US Army
FLIR Systems Inc. The Black Hornet 3 Personal Reconnaissance Systems (PRS) produced by the US are actively used in the US army with different phases. FLIR Systems received a new $ 3 million order from the U.S. Army for the Black Hornet 20,6 supply. FLIR has delivered more than 12.000 Black Hornet Nano-UAVs to defense and security forces worldwide.
"Re" in the British Army Black Hornet
Removing the ladybug from the ladybug in 2016 and 2017 from the inventory, the British army decided to reuse Black Hornet UAVs and even buy more. The British army classifies subject devices as Personal Reconnaissance System, namely the Personal Discovery System, and states that UAVs must work in a thirty team to get maximum efficiency according to STRIKE experience. STRIKE experience is the name of the process that the British army has put into practice in order to create a "Shot Brigade" that runs until 2020. Observers who followed the process in 2018 noted that the reorganization of the union without Black Hornet undermined the ability to explore unmanned. The British army will supply thirty Black Hornet supplies for $ 60,000 million in total, paying $ 1,8 per device.
FLIR Black Hornet VRS | Nano UAV Launched From Vehicle
Black Hornet VRS equips armored or mechanized vehicles with an instant, self-contained reconnaissance system. The launch unit with fully integrated controls inside the vehicle is externally mounted and up to four Black Hornet Nano-UAVs can be installed. For this reason, while the units carrying out the duties are protected inside the armored vehicles, they also reduce / protect the human power and resources required to gather intelligence in the field of combat with these Nano-UAVs.
Unmanned systems continue their development and integrate faster into the warfare area. UAVs can travel long distances, provide serious advantages for surveillance over a wider area, and can have easier and wider field of view for communication. Although these systems are a serious force multiplier, they will be complementary to these systems as unmanned ground vehicles (ICA) evolve. From this perspective, it is possible to say that one of the reasons for the development of Black Hornet VRS is the common working principle.
We have seen that the Black Hornet VRS has been tested together with THeMIS İKA, developed by Milrem Robotics and successfully working through more than 300 hours and successfully passed through an intense testing process.
In this context, Nano-UAV can preview the targeted corridor of the land vehicle by creating a three-dimensional terrain model, then the unmanned land vehicle can then plan a detailed road map and avoid obstacles that Nano-UAV sees and reports in its direction. It can also destroy threats that may be encountered with remote control weapon systems in various configurations integrated on it.