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Elbit launches Magni VTOL quadcopter

19 November 2019
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Elbit Systems has launched its new Magni quadcopter unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to provide enhanced situational awareness for mobile ground forces at squad, platoon, and company levels.

The Magni is one of three Elbit Systems multicopters, with the others being the heavier Nox and Thor systems. (Elbit Systems)The Magni is one of three Elbit Systems multicopters, with the others being the heavier Nox and Thor systems. (Elbit Systems)

The vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Magni is billed by the company as being a compact and lightweight effective intelligence gathering platform

Weighing 2.5 kg and with an electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) payload of 350 g, the single-user-operated Magni can be assembled and launched in under a minute; has a range of 3 km; a service ceiling of 4,000 ft; and an endurance of 30 minutes. It also features a communications suite (dual S-Band or Long-Term Evolution for wireless broadband communication for mobile devices and data terminals), an automatic co-ordinate tracking capability, and a built-in interface with Battle Management Systems (BMS).

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