Unmanned Platforms

Latvia acquires Penguin C long-endurance UAVs

12 March 2019

UAV Factory Penguin Cs, which have an endurance of up to 20 hours, are to enter service with the Latvian National Armed Forces. Source: UAV Factory

UAV Factory has been selected to supply the Latvian National Armed Forces (LNAF) with an undisclosed number of its latest Penguin C long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s CEO, Konstantin Popiks, recently told Jane’s .

UAV Factory is based in Marupe, Latvia.

The UAVs, which according to the company have an endurance of up to 20 hours, will be equipped “with advanced electro-optical/infrared gyro-stabilised sensors and other features specifically tailored to the requirements of the Latvian National Armed Forces,” Popiks said.

They will be used to enhance the LNAF’s aerial surveillance and indirect fire support capabilities, as well as to conduct search-and-rescue (SAR) operations and similar civilian-oriented missions.

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