By UAV Canada Staff
Steadicopter of Israel in early February unveiled the hybrid-powered, remotely piloted Black Eagle 50H helicopter as the newest model in its RUAV family. It is designed for a range of law enforcement, maritime, civilian and covert missions.
With a maximum takeoff weight of 50 kg, and capacity to carry up to 12 kg of payload, Steadicopter explains the Black Eagle 50H can carry multiple large payloads or relatively smaller payloads. It is rated for up to five hours of flight time to help provide operational flexibility for both security forces and civilian applications, such as search and rescue, intelligence, offshore and naval missions.
The Black Eagle 50H combines the electric 50E and gas-powered Black Eagle 50 propulsion variants. The hybrid platform also enables operators to select power by generator while enroute, which includes the ability to switch to quieter direct battery power during the mission itself.
“The Black Eagle 50H is a true multi-domain, multi-mission and multi-sensor system, coupled with all the benefits of a covert, easy-to-maintain, highly-versatile electric-powered system,” says Noam Lidor, VP Sales, Marketing & Business Development at Steadicopter. “Its ability to carry advanced payloads and its capability for extended time in the air ensure both mission success and flexibility.”