Penguin C VTOL MIL UAS
LONG-RANGE TACTICAL VTOL UAS SOLUTION
The VTOL version of the Penguin C Mk2 UAS is perfect for demanding operations such as takeoff and landing in variable terrains and even in 30-knot winds. Its flight endurance of 14+ hours (payload dependent) and 180 km range meets the requirements of various military defense missions. Moreover, the Penguin C VTOL excels as a multi-mission surveillance system.
14+ h flight endurance
Long flight endurance for critical mission success
Extra payload space
Secondary payload bay for custom payloads
The aircraft is non-ITAR restricted, giving our global customers easy access to its capabilities
180 km / 110 mi range
Silvus advanced datalink with MIMO and mesh
Take off in any terrain
Fully automated and precise vertical takeoff and landing
Crew of two
It fits in a pickup, minivan or helicopter and can be assembled in less than 45 minutes
Patented boom technology
20% endurance increase with patented AEROFLOW boom technology
Artillery fire control
The software generates high-precision artillery fire correction data
4.5 kg / 9.9 lb of payload capacity
Takeoff and landing in 30-knot winds
Quick and simple deployment
Secondary payload bay for custom payloads
Parachute system for emergency landings
Anti-Jam interference avoidance
Remote video terminal with mesh
Voice and data relay for Silvus Tactical Radios
Operational in GPS denied environments
MISB compliant video stream
Operational and maintenance training
TOP OF THE LINE SURVEILLANCE
If equipped with advanced Epsilon EO/IR payloads, the Penguin C VTOL MIL is one of the most capable surveillance UASs available on the market.
Penguin C VTOL MIL has a unique swappable nose design that allows the field replacement of payloads within seconds. The swappable nose has an integrated motor that brings additional roll stabilization and protects the payload during emergency and regular landings. Furthermore, the swappable payload design allows customers to conveniently integrate custom payloads into the Penguin C VTOL MIL.
A crew of two can operate the Penguin C VTOL UAS and all the necessary equipment. The whole system, packed in several ruggedized containers, can be transported in a single minivan, pickup or helicopter and assembled in under 45 minutes.
Reliable and proven integrated emergency parachute landing prevent the risk of damage to the aircraft or payload in emergency situations. Thousands of reliable recoveries and integrated automatic release-upon-touchdown mechanism to eliminate wind-dragging.
With the Silvus MIMO 4X4 tracking antenna system, you can achieve high throughput communication at a range of 180 km. The Penguin C VTOL also has an onboard voice and data relay for Silvus Tactical Radios.
Maximum takeoff weight
The Penguin C VTOL MIL UAS is a 14+ hour endurance, long-range tactical VTOL solution in Group 2 or 3. The aircraft is non-ITAR restricted, giving our global customers easy access to its capabilities.
OVER 9000 HOURS
UAV Factory’s flight operations team has flight-tested the Penguin C UAS for over 9000 hours to ensure its reliability and robustness in normal to severe weather conditions.
The system's design is based on the proven Penguin airframe. The Penguin UAVs have been sold to customers in over 43 countries. Original Penguin B aircraft achieved a 54.5-hour world record flight in 2012.
HIGHLY EFFICIENT EFI ENGINE
Thanks to the UAV Factory’s own state-of-the-art electronic fuel injection (EFI) engine, the Penguin C VTOL MIL’s flight endurance is more than 14 hours. In addition, its cooling system enables the aircraft to operate in temperatures ranging from below freezing to scorching hot conditions. Before delivery each engine is tested extensively in UAV Factory’s engine testing cell to maximize its reliability and efficiency.
The EFI engine comes built into a swappable propulsion module that can be changed in minutes, allowing for uninterrupted operation of the aircraft system. At the same time, maintenance could be performed on a second module.
Penguin C Mk2 MIL is available with the Epsilon series of advanced micro-gimbals developed by Octopus ISR Systems, a division of UAV Factory. Epsilon gimbals provide advanced observation, inspection, and surveillance capabilities, such as day and nighttime object tracking and small moving target indication.
Tailored support services
UAV Factory offers a wide range of tailored support services. Support services include extensive training programs, onsite support, operations start up services, and flight services.
Our flight operations department works closely with our customers to achieve optimal customer operational capability and meet the project goals.