UAV Albatros-P to Automatize Facilities Protection

Rubric: Russia, Industry, Future

The constant-alert quadcopter was presented at the Army-2019 military forum. The drone can automatically takeoff upon the alarm signal and independently return to the basing site. The project drawn interest not only by the military but National Guard, Rosatom and other agencies, the drone’s designers from Stilsoft Group told Mil.Press Today.

The Albatros-P multicopter-type unmanned aerial vehicle is placed in a special launch container that maintains microclimate inside and has a battery charger. The antenna for drone’s activity coordination and the weather station are located within the container as well.

Albatros-P UAV system

The drone is automatically connected to the detector placed on the border of a protected area. It registers unauthorized activities and sends the alarm signal to the system. Then the flight mission is automatically uploaded to Albatros-P, the container opens, the launch pad protracts, and the drone takes off to monitor the situation.

When the landing is completed, the launch pad goes back, and the quadcopter is connected to the charger. Human participation in all operations is reduced to a minimum, or can be excluded at all. Start and return with landing are possible either in the fully automatic mode or upon operator’s confirmation.

The UAV’s operational radius is about 5-7 km, max flight time is 40 minutes, full-charge time is 2 hours. Albatros-P is capable to perform missions at the wind speed of up to 10 mps. The quadcopter has the self-protection system: at low battery, the drone automatically returns to the base for charging.
"One of the most challenging tasks we’ve coped with is related to the automatic landing. It is ensured by several systems located both on the drone and on the launch pad", said Vitaly Shnychkin heading Stilsoft’s Moscow office. "As such, the system currently can operate only with a particular type of UAV. However, with a slight adjustment, Albatros may be replaced with another drone".
The product can be used either alone or as a part of different systems. Albatros demonstrates the most effective operation along with the video/thermal imaging module with integrated video analytics SDP-3675 debuted at Army-2019. Both systems are the components of Synerget KSBO object security system.

Currently, the system with UAV Albatros-P is undergoing state trials to be completed by the yearend, and afterwards the device will be commissioned. Curiously, not only the military but the representatives of National Guard, Rosatom and other security and business agencies are taking lively interest in the project.

The Fifth International Military & Technical Forum Army-2019 takes place in June 25-30 at Patriot Congress & Expo Center, at Alabino Range and Kubinka Airbase. The forum is open for experts in June 26-27, and for mass visitors in June 28-30.

As a priority partner of the exhibition, Mil.Press publishes overviews of the novelties and business events in the section Army Forum.

Ilya Bezruchko

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