SURVEY Copter, an Airbus subsidiary, has developed a brand new configuration of its ALIACA vary of sunshine tactical unmanned aerial automobiles. The ALIACA ER is a excessive endurance system able to finishing up 6-hour missions inside a 100km (54 NM) vary. Like all ALIACA UAS, the ALIACA ER is launched by a catapult and ends its flight with an computerized internet restoration. Stronger, sooner, additional, longer: ALIACA ER, for ‘prolonged vary’, is a brand new configuration of the ALIACA Evo, a lightweight tactical UAS developed by SURVEY Copter. Additionally simple to make use of, the bottom station permits the operator to repeatedly monitor the automated flight of the UAS, whereas receiving in actual time, day and evening, the photographs and AIS knowledge collected by the onboard sensors. The ALIACA Evo has been chosen by the French Ministry of Defence to equip ships of the French Navy (Marine Nationale) as a part of its SMDM (Systèmes de Mini Drones aériens embarqués de la Marine) programme.

With a most take-off weight of 16 kg and a wingspan of three.6 m and a size of two.2 m, the ALIACA ER is powered by a robust thermal engine propelled by kerosene. The system could be simply and shortly deployed by solely two operators. This dual-sensor system is able to performing essentially the most demanding intelligence, monitoring and goal monitoring missions. It’s geared up with a excessive efficiency gyrostabilised electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload and an Computerized Identification System (AIS) that may detect vessels inside a spread of a number of hundred kilometres. It should permit customers to hold out long-range missions for as much as 6 hours:
Identification of unknown vessels because of its gimbal and its AIS (Computerized Identification System),
Taking images and movies (transmitted in actual time),
Discrete repositioning of vessels of curiosity,
Seek for shipwrecked individuals


SURVEY CopterALIACA ER Mild Tactical Unmanned Aerial Automobile

ALIACA as a spread of SURVEY Copter techniques: ALIACA ER is the newest addition to a spread of sunshine tactical UAVs with over 10 years of expertise. The ALIACA Evo. A lightweight tactical UAV system for maritime use, licensed and certified by the French Defence Procurement Company (DGA) beneath the SMDM contract (Systèmes de Mini Drones aériens embarqués de la Marine). 11 ALIACA Evo techniques are and will probably be fitted to varied French Navy items comparable to excessive seas patrol boats (HSP), the brand new abroad patrol boats (OPB) and surveillance frigates (SF). Different BPH platforms are additionally beneath research. Discreet and silent because of its electrical motor, ALIACA EVO can be utilized for essentially the most delicate surveillance missions.The 2 techniques, ALIACA Evo and ALIACA ER, provide end-users the power to carry out several types of missions:
ALIACA Evo is designed for operational customers who want to perform surveillance and intelligence missions in full discretion over a spread of 50km and for 3 hours. Due to its “glide” mode and its low acoustic signature.
ALIACA ER meets elevated endurance necessities, because of its 6-hour autonomy and its 100 km vary.

Since 1996, SURVEY Copter, an Airbus subsidiary, has been one of many worldwide chief within the design, manufacturing and buyer operational help of mini UAV techniques. Specialised in fastened wings mini UAV techniques, SURVEY Copter proposes turnkey options completely tailored to army and civil missions. SURVEY Copter mini UAV techniques provide actual time day and evening photographs throughout 1,5hrs and as much as 7hrs lengthy. Totally autonomous, all techniques are secure, strong and dependable. Consumer pleasant and simple to deploy, SURVEY Copter mini UAV techniques are completely tailored as nicely to hold civil missions within the areas of Oil & Fuel and technical inspection. A number of lots of of platforms have been deployed on numerous theatres worldwide by numerous army clients to carry out ISR, coastal and maritime missions, anti-terrorism operations, border surveillance and particular occasions or websites safety.