Namibian firm acquires multi-purpose UAS

March 2nd, 2014, Published in Articles: PositionIT


afgen-fig1Afgen, a distributor of C-Astral aerial surveying systems, has sold a Bramor C4Eye unmanned aerial system (UAS) to Christo Pieterse Land Surveyors in Swakopmund, Namibia. The multi-purpose UAS is the latest in C-Astral’s Brumor range, and is suitable for civilian and military operations where real-time or near-real time video surveillance is important. The UAS is able to fly multiple missions in one flight, and features fully autonomous flight profile from takeoff to landing.  The craft is constructed from composite materials (kevlar/carbon/vectran) and has wind penetration of up to 15 m/s, with an endurance of up to three hours and a 30 km flight range. Catapult takeoff makes it fast to deploy, while the simple flight planning and user-friendly backpack ground control station make it one person operational. Other features include AN/PVS-7 B/D, AN/PVS-14 and AN/AVS-9 compatibility with IR optional beacons, robust fail-safe systems, and accurate parachute landing in a 30 x 30 m zone. The UAS can be used in a wide range of applications including infrastructure inspection, anti-poaching surveillance, fire control, maritime surveillance, convoy support and border control.

Contact Derek Gouws, Afgen, Tel 011 466-2055,

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