AeroVironment provides a brand new antenna equipment to develop the C2 vary of UAS
ERA Kit AeroVironment
AeroVironment has introduced a new, lightweight antenna add-on kit that is intended to extend the command and control range of unmanned aircraft systems in order to offer operators more possible uses.
The company announced Thursday that its new extended-range antenna is available on a small scale in terms of size, weight and performance, producing a narrowed beam width that extends C2 coverage by a maximum of 24.9 miles.
ERA is compatible with the company’s standard RF head antenna and can accommodate M1 / 2/5 and M3 / 4/6 digital data link tapes.
The operator can also use the kit’s radio frequency switch to switch between near and far range, optimizing camouflage and security.
Rick Pedigo, vice president of sales and business development for AeroVironment, said the company offers a range of antennas designed for portability, ease of use, and performance on multiple missions.
“AeroVironment continues to incorporate direct customer and user feedback into our product development investments to meet increasingly complex and dynamic mission requirements,” he said.