Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Eurolink Systems to launch multi-mission ready Beluga mini drone

Italian company EuroLink Systems, a technology solutions manufacturer with decades of industry experience, will launch the Beluga mini drone, a dual-use aircraft ready to deploy anywhere from the desert to the arctic, at next week’s Xponential 2022 in Orlando.

The new state-of-the-art multirotor drone blends a bio-inspired design with high-performance features that make it suitable for a wide variety of tasks – from military or public safety applications like short-range reconnaissance, search & rescue, or security applications to commercial use in 3D terrain mapping, urban logistics support applications, threat detections, and urgent medical transportation.

Beluga has been in development for three years and combines Eurolink Systems’ technical experience with mother nature shapes, resulting in an elegant design and rich technical functionality – that represents the best of art and science. The drone can fly fast, with a maximum cruising speed of up to 112 km/h (69 mph), for up to 60 minutes with a 3.3 lbs. (1.5 kg) payload.

The company claims its drone takes only two minutes to get ready for flight. When unfolded, the Nano Mini Drone has 98 cm of frame size, 63 cm of length, 45 cm of maximum height, and up to 10 kg of maximum take-off weight. It is equipped with low noise propellers for silent operations and comes with an IP67 rating for protection against water, dust, and sand. Besides, the mini-drone can operate at temperatures between -22 and 55 degrees Celsius and meet 24 mph wind resistance.

Beluga is designed to be highly adaptive and configurable and can be set with a variety of cameras and gambles. In addition, it can integrate a wide range of sensors (EO/IR, Multispectral, Lidar, GPR, Laser designator, RF catcher, CBNR, and more), making its uses virtually unlimited. What’s more, the Beluga drone can be equipped with optional Artificial Intelligence processing onboard, which extends its applications range and diversity. It also supports swarm operations, 4G/5G and satellite communications, and civil or military transponders.