Elbit Systems’ wholly owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America will demonstrate the capabilities of its Skylark I-LE Block II at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference, which will be conducted from August 6 to 9, 2012, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
With advanced technology, the Skylark I-LE Block II unmanned aircraft system offers assistance to warfighters, local civil servants, and homeland security agents in close range, tactical missions. Built on operational experience gained by the United States Forces in Afghanistan, the hand-launched system demonstrates an operational range as high as 15 km with an endurance of roughly 3 h. It is designed to operate in adverse conditions such as gusting winds and high altitudes.
The unmanned aircraft system is engineered to US Protocols and developed in Texas. It provides sharp imagery, covert flexibility and is capable of operating at any time either day or night.
Malcolm Quon, Vice President of Elbit Systems of America’s wholly owned subsidiary UAS Dynamics, commented that Skylark systems have amassed more than 25,000 operational flight hours. The combination of a new engine and power system as well as a higher performance Day/Night payload in Tier I SUAS class enables the Skylark Block II to offer more mission options and fly higher without deterioration of imagery. The objective of Elbit Systems of America is to offer advanced solutions to safeguard lives and the Skylark I-LE Block II fulfills this objective.