Just wanted to drop a quick note about our PD-1 UAS and of course to hear your opinion about it. As some of you may already know we are a Ukrainian-based company that develop and produce our own UAV systems and payload. We've been working for a while to develop and start a mass production of our own airframe and payloads. And after that spent even more time trying to put it all together. Please welcome new player on UAV arena - PD-1 Unmanned Aerial System.
PD-1 UAV is a fixed-wing 3 meter wing-span unmanned arial vehicle. It is equipped with gyro-stabilized gimbal with EO and IR sensors and photo camera for aerial photo mapping. There is still enough space for additional payloads, such as radio repeater, LIDAR or any other custom options.
One of our achievements is that PD-1 UAS is currently on service in UkrainianArmy. It is positively rated by officials and it has spent hundreds of hours in actual military operation. Our UAVs were operated in conditions where GPS/Glonass and control signals were jammed by Electronic Warfare Systems and still successfully completed their missions. Based on our experience and feedback from military operators we continuously improve our unmanned aerial system and add new features.
PD-1 is capable of staying in the air for more then 5 hours with maximum payload and fuel capacity. This is while using regular 2-stoke engine without any modifications. We can greatly extend flight time if we add on-board generator and Electronic Fuel Injection. Service celling is 2000 meters. Telemetry datalink works for 85+ km and send all information to the ground. Including fuel level, engine temperature, outside temperature, battery status, etc. We develop whole sensor system from scratch to ensure that operator has all information from the UAV. Real-time Full HD video reception works in 50 km range. PD-1 UAV can stream video to multiple GCS or portable terminals. This means that different groups of people/operators can receive video and other information from UAV in real-time.
USG-212 gimbal is equipped with Full HD Sony sensor with 30 x optical zoom. Which allows it to be operated on altitudes above 1000 meters and easily detect objects. Thermal camera allow to use gimbal during night time or low visibility conditions. USG-212 can be installed not only on UAV, but also on helicopters or small manned aircrafts. Here is some video from USG-212 recorded on GCS. What is actually remarkable is that Ground Control Station that recorded this video was 37 kilometres away from the UAV, so it also shows the capabilities of our video link system.
That was only a few things that I wanted to share with you guys. And by the way PD-1 airframe itself is available for integrators and enthusiasts to develop their own projects. If you have any questions or there is anything more you'd like to know or see about our system please comment and we will share more information and content with you.