Short description: The R70’s multi-mission payloads provide ISR and payload delivery capabilities previously limited to much larger UAS. Optical sensors include the HDZoom 30 providing eyes-on-target at distances up to 5 km and the EO/IR Mk-II for highfidelity daylight and thermal imagery streamed securely anywhere in the world.
Developed for the most demanding UAS operators within the defense, security, and public safety markets, 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 R70’s multi-mission payloads provide ISR and payload delivery capabilities previously limited to much larger UAS. Optical sensors include the HDZoom 30 providing eyes-on-target at distances up to 5 km and the EO/IR Mk-II (Additional option) for highfidelity 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 2 kg for forward resupply, asset extraction or other specialized missions.
- AUTONOMOUS AND 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 enable autonomous operations and flights in GPS-denied environments.
- CARRY MULTI-MISSION PAYLOADS UP TO 2 KG
With the new Osprey carry and delivery payload, R70 operators can attach and deliver nearly any object up to 2 kg such as radios, ground sensors, medkits, and more. The R70 adds a new front-mounted EO/IR payload (with image fusion) to supplement bottom-mounted, non-camera payloads.
- RESILIENT AND BATTLE-TESTED
The R70’s carbon fiber and magnesium airframe is tested to IP-54/MIL-STD-810G environmental tolerances. In flight the R70 can withstand sustained winds up to 65 kph, and operate up to 15,000’ MSL. Mission success is underpinned by a robust digital MIMO communications link and two independent navigation subsystems. The R70 is able to execute semi-autonomous missions without an active wireless link for operations in denied RF environments.
- FLEXIBLE & MODULAR
The R70’s Payload Development Kit further extends payload development to end users, enabling the rapid development of other mission-specific payloads for the R70 platform. The R70 also offers an ADK to interface with other control applications across a set of secure APIs.