Thailand develops new hand-launched T-Eagle III mini unmanned aerial system

The Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) has developed a new man portable, mini hand-launched Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for the Royal Thai Army (RTA) for surveillance, reconnaissance, and target acquisition requirements.

The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is powered by a low-noise electric motor, and is designed to be lightweight for easy of carrying during  patrol and reconnaissance missions.

The UAV can be equipped with a payload of up to 3 kilograms, including a stabilized night-capable camera with video feeding option. It can fly for a duration of up to 90 minutes, with an operational range of 10 kilometers, and a maximum operating ceiling of 3,000 feet.

Also developed with UAS are the UAS’ flight control system and ground control station, with the UAS allowing for an autonomous flight setting using pre-set coordinates.

The RTA’s Equipment Standardization Committee has so far provided certification to the T-Eagle III UAS, which confirms that it meets RTA standards and requirements.

It remains to be confirmed if the RTA ha already placed an order for the UAS.

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