Air Platforms

DSEI 2019: Miniature UAS delivers tactical snapshot

18 September 2019

UK-based FlareBright Ltd took the opportunity at the DSEI 2019 exhibition in London to showcase its SnapShot miniature battlefield aerial imagery unmanned aircraft system (UAS).

FlareBright's CEO Kelvin Hamilton told Jane's that the instant aerial camera was originally envisaged for life-saving applications in the commercial maritime industry before the company examined potential defence uses.

"We are in the prototype stage at the moment [and have] conducted about 500 test shots with a larger variant," Hamilton noted, adding, "Some militaries are interested in the payload aspect [of SnapShot] for battlefield targeting."

"As a squad-level product, SnapShot is very tactical.. We're right at the front line," he noted.

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