RQ-84Z AreoHawk is now is service in NZ after a months trial in Canada and NZ. We are acquiring 8 Sq/km in 36 min from 400-600 AGL and endurance 90 min+ -in 25 km 'hr winds.
Sensor is Sony Nex-5, Migrating to Sony Nex-7 in one week (when they arrive). Our Terrain Aware IP allows for dynamic operations factoring in wind direction, DEM, overlap requirements and acquisiton rate depending on ground speed.
No need for catapult. Parachute recovery (automated) and unique Pitot tube that doesnt get blocked in rain.
Hand launch is very solid - 70 km/hr in 1 sec and high angle climb to loiter altitude.
Our photogrammetry software AREOGRAPH hi density DSM including ground control and tone, colour matched ortho mosaics delivered in 1 Sq/km tiles pixel alignment and most nadir images promyted removing parallax error.