Unveiling the KHRONOS-Mission Grasp Combo: A New Period of Unmanned Reconnaissance and Convoy Escort
by DRONELIFE Workers Author Ian J. McNabb
French tethered UAV developer Elistair just lately introduced a strategic partnership with Rheinmetall Canada to develop a brand new ISR resolution for army clients, combining the autonomous KHRONOS tethered drone with the Mission Grasp household of unmanned floor automobiles. The brand new partnership follows a profitable check of the electrical Mission Grasp SP, designed for resupply missions, overwatch, and payload carriage together with the KHRONOS in entrance of unnamed European army officers at Rheinmetall Canada’s check observe in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec.
“We’re very excited to be collaborating with a significant protection contractor like Rheinmetall Canada,” mentioned Guilhem de Marliave, CEO of Elistair. “By combining their Mission Grasp household of UGVs with our push-button, long-endurance, automated KHRONOS drone, Rheinmetall Canada can present clients with a complicated resolution for unmanned reconnaissance and convoy escort.”
The KHRONOS, which was launched in November, is designed for difficult environments (together with GPS/GNSS-denied and RF-denied zones) and may be deployed in lower than two minutes from the included transportable dronebox. It might probably present steady footage of an space as much as 2 km for a formidable 24 hours, making it an ideal “pocket watchtower” resolution that can be utilized with comparatively restricted coaching.
“The Mission Grasp household of UGVs can carry quite a lot of ISR payloads,” mentioned Alain Tremblay, VP of Enterprise Improvement and Innovation at Rheinmetall Canada. “However KHRONOS positively has its benefits, and we see worldwide curiosity given its modern capability to adapt to present and future complicated theatres of operation.”
Ian McNabb is a employees author based mostly in Boston, MA. His pursuits embrace geopolitics, rising applied sciences, environmental sustainability, and Boston Faculty sports activities.