VTOL. Tactical. Versatile

The ThunderB-VTOL hybrid fixed wing UAV offers the extended endurance and high operational flexibility of a fixed-wing UAV with the ability of a multi-copter to take off and land in confined areas, on land and at sea.

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thunderB-VTOL
Move the UAV for 360 view

ThunderB-VTOL: Longer
range. Smarter payloads.

ThunderB-VTOL is a robust, innovative and versatile UAS for long-range covert, real-time day and cooled-IR stabilized payloads for Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations. It features extended-endurance and greater take-off weight, making it suitable for large area coverage, even in harsh weather conditions. With high-performance sensors, comms and software algorithms, it provides rapid GPS-marked high-definition (HD) video, photogrammetric tactical mapping on demand (TMOD) and other intelligence assets.

ThunderB-VTOL’s
longer range

suits the growing need for UAS missions in the maritime arena. It can be easily operated by naval and non-military security forces, either launched from shore (with the option of transferring control to ships at sea) or operated as an integral maritime asset directly from the ship’s deck. With its extended-range cruising capability, the ThunderB-VTOL can cover large areas in a single mission.

ThunderB-VTOL’s modular payload
bay and quick-release connectors

make it easy to adapt to missions such as mapping-on-demand, with a range of optional compatible payloads such as photogrammetric, multi-spectral or radiometric mapping cameras.

Extending your operational reach

VTOL

Pin-point vertical takeoff & landing in confined areas - anywhere, anytime

Exceptional Performance

12+ hours endurance; up to 150km communication range with digital link and tracking antenna

Mission Flexibility

Various high-performance sensors, comms & software algorithms

Covert Operation

Low acoustic, visual, thermal
and radar signatures

GPS Denied Environment

Multi-layer GPS jamming protection for mission continuity

Advanced Datalinks

Mission continuity even in COMJAM environment; 3 integrated communication links

Robust

Optimal operation in severe weather & extreme terrain

Easy Operation

Rapid deployment and turnaround; two-man crew with no need for prepared area; intuitive, mission-oriented Ground Control System

Low LCC

Low acquisition and maintenance costs

VTOL

Pin-point vertical takeoff & landing in confined areas - anywhere, anytime

Exceptional Performance

12+ hours endurance; up to 150km communication range with digital link and tracking antenna

Mission Flexibility

Various high-performance sensors, comms & software algorithms

Covert Operation

Low acoustic, visual, thermal
and radar signatures

GPS Denied Environment

Multi-layer GPS jamming protection for mission continuity

Advanced Datalinks

Mission continuity even in COMJAM environment; 3 integrated communication links

Robust

Optimal operation in severe weather & extreme terrain

Easy Operation

Rapid deployment and turnaround; two-man crew with no need for prepared area; intuitive, mission-oriented Ground Control System

Low LCC

Low acquisition and maintenance costs

Ground Control System

All BlueBird UASs operate from an advanced and intuitive proprietary Ground Control Station that’s easy to transport and set up in the field.

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