Vietnamese unmanned programs firm RT Robotics (a subsidiary of Vietnamese conglomerate CT Group) has unveiled an unmanned aerial car (UAV) system that’s able to dropping as much as 9 grenades per sortie on the Vietnam Worldwide Protection Exhibition (VIDEX) 2022. The unmanned aerial car system, which has been dubbed because the Hera UAV, is man-portable and propelled by 4 rotor-wings. The Hera UAV has been totally developed in-country by Vietnamese engineers (composite specialists, aerospace engineers, mechanical engineers, electronics engineers, firmware engineers, software program engineers, and AI engineers).

The Hera UAV is comparatively silent and might be deployed nearly clandestinely in opposition to enemy positions akin to fortified ahead bases and automobiles. The unmanned aerial car system is foldable and might be carried by a single personnel through a custom-designed backpack. It may be unfolded and deployed in below a minute. When folded, the unmanned aerial car system measures 56×35×23 cm, and when unfolded it measures 105×114×62 cm. It has a most take-off weight of 30.5 kg. In comparison with comparable UAVs manufactured by Israel, US, and NATO nations, the Hera is probably the most succesful by way of the variety of grenades that may be carried.


The Hera UAV additionally boasts a powerful runtime, with one cost of its 44.4-volt/29,400-mAh lithium battery reportedly permitting it to fly with no payload for 56 minutes. That determine drops to a still-decent 46 minutes if it’s carrying a 5.7-lb (2.6-kg) Part One P3 gimbal digital camera bundle. The cargo can take the type of 4 separate gimbal-mounted cameras or different sensors – as an example, the drone might be outfitted with visible, thermal and corona cameras together with a LiDAR unit, all on the identical time. Moreover, as a result of the Hera options retractable touchdown gear, the cameras can pan 360 levels with out getting any a part of the copter of their shot.

RT Robotics Hera UAV grenade-dropping unmanned aerial car on show at VIDEX 2022.