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Posted on August 09, 2012

Solar powered drone unveiled

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Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies has unveiled the highly anticipated Silent Falcon™ solar electric unmanned aerial system (UAS) at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) conference in Las Vegas, making us of thin film photo voltaic solar energy collection and lithium polymer batteries for energy storage. The company is collaborating with Bye Aerospace to develop the small tactical UAS designed to be man-portable for longer duration intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) missions.
 
Silent Falcon™ employs proprietary technological advancements in aeronautical design; electrical propulsion systems, solar energy capture, storage and management; latest-generation electro-optical and infrared sensors; advanced target identification and tracking methodologies; and unique target image and data capture and transmission capabilities. The combined result is a tactical UAS and sensor system with capabilities that exceed any UAS in its class.
 
John W. Brown, CEO of Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies, said "After over two years of development, we are excited to bring this extraordinary sUAS to market. We believe we have introduced truly disruptive technological innovation to the sUAS market, and are proud to introduce Silent Falcon™, the UAS that embodies the latest aerospace, electronic and sensor technologies to enable it to "Fly Silent, Fly Longer and See More."
 
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Silent Falcon UAS™ Technologies was established in 2010 to introduce disruptive technological UAV innovation to global defense, intelligence and national security agencies and U.S.-based private security contractors. The company is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
 
Source and top image: Silent Falcon™ UAS Technologies