The new Easy Aerial Raptor is a drone built for the future of autonomous applications. The hybrid tethered or free fly, drone-in-a-box system gives companies the unprecedented flexibility to use the best mode for the mission.
US-based Easy Aerial provides autonomous drone-based inspection, monitoring and surveillance solutions for commercial, government, and military applications. Easy Aerial offers a suite of drones designed for different applications: but the Raptor drone “is the first of its kind to offer operators the option to fly tethered or untethered, and the ability to untether during flight.”
Raptor is a drone-in-a-box solution – a drone that can re-charge itself without assistance, designed for autonomous missions. The tether enables “prolonged situational awareness or persistent surveillance, providing a continuous data and video feed to field personnel or the command center.”
What is truly unique about this newest product is the ability to switch from tether to free flying – even in the middle of flight. “Following a command from an operator, a triggered alarm, or if the onboard sensors identify a pre-selected object, the tether is released, descends via parachute, and is spooled back into its ground station. The Raptor then continues on a free-flight autonomous or manually operated pursuit mission.”
“Upon completing its objective, or if the onboard batteries run low, the system will automatically return for a precision landing in the Easy Guard, even if the ground station has moved to a new location.”
In a surveillance situation, the new capability means that the drone can notify personnel of an intruder – and then follow the intruder to provide more information to the command center. For military or civil operations, it’s a powerful feature.
The Raptor’s hybrid system makes it well-suited for long-range overwatch or surveillance missions, day and night, even in extreme weather conditions. In free-flight mode, the system can fly up to 12 miles at speeds in excess of 60 MPH with a maximum 4.5lb payload capacity. In addition, the system supports a wide range of optical and thermal sensors to meet any specific operational requirement.
“Offering unlimited tethered flight time and up to 45 minutes of untethered autonomous free flight, the Raptor provides public safety, defense, enterprise and industrial organizations with a reliable eye in the sky,” said Ido Gur, Co-Founder and CEO of Easy Aerial. “Like all of Easy Aerial’s autonomous Smart Aerial Monitoring Systems, the Raptor combines drone-in-a-box versatility with military-grade durability. The system can take off and land from a portable, rechargeable enclosure without the need for an on-site operator, and can be remotely deployed and operated from anywhere in the world, even in the most inhospitable environments.”
“With the introduction of the Raptor, we have again pushed the boundaries of what is possible with our advanced drone technology,” said Ivan Stamatovsky, Easy Aerial Co-Founder and CTO. “Our latest system has undergone rigorous testing and development with our US armed forces partners and has performed outstandingly in a variety of military and civilian applications.”
All Easy Aerial systems are field-proven, NDAA Sec. 848 compliant, and built with qualified traceable components. All drones are designed, built, and tested at Easy Aerial’s Brooklyn, N.Y. headquarters.
Easy Aerial is now accepting orders for the Raptor. Sales include on-site installation, training, and a limited warranty. Additional maintenance service packages are optional. For more information or to schedule a demo, please visit www.easyaerial.com.
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