TEKEVER signs new 3-year contract with UK Home Office
Under the terms of the contract, Tekever will be responsible for the provision of its AR5 system, a twin-engine fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) designed for maritime surveillance missions. The AR5 which can fly for more than 20 hours, carry multiple sensors, including maritime radars, synthetic aperture radars, day and night cameras and AIS and EPIRB receivers, will operate as part of the Home Office contract over the English Channel. It will detect and recognise potentially illegal vessels, track and identify them, and provide the authorities with real-time and highly accurate intelligence.
In addition, the AR3 provides flexible sensor options and 16h endurance with a very reduced logistics footprint, making it ideal for the most demanding tactical scenarios. Used either in its VTOL-mode, or launched with a highly mobile catapult system and recovered using a parachute or a net, AR3 is ideal to create a complementary response to AR5 missions.
Since the establishment of operations in June 2019, Tekever has delivered thousands of maritime surveillance flight hours. Carrying out missions with humanitarian purposes, Tekever UAV data has been a critical component of a multiagency operation that has saved more than 84,000 lives.This text comes from MILMAG Military Magazine. Read more on:https://milmag.pl/en/tekever-and-uk-sign-contract-for-drone-based-maritime-surveillance/