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UMEX 2020: UAVOS to perform search and rescue maritime demo with ISR350-5 UAV

21 February 2020
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UAVOS and partner ISR Unmanned Technology will perform a maritime search and rescue demonstration with their jointly-developed ISR350-5 unmanned helicopter at the UMEX 2020 trade show, which runs from 23-25 February in Abu Dhabi.

UAVOS told Jane's on 20 February ahead of the show that the ISR350-5 will perform rescue tasks that are designed to demonstrate the advantages of using an unmanned helicopter for maritime patrolling, especially when carrying multiple sensors on a single aircraft. This search and rescue demonstration will involve recovering a modified lifejacket fitted with a water anchor. This lifejacket will be in a special container fixed by a loop of soft parachute line in the release lock.

The UAVOS/ISR Unmanned Technology ISR350-5 unmanned helicopter that will perform a maritime search and rescue demonstration at the UMEX trade show. (UAVOS)The UAVOS/ISR Unmanned Technology ISR350-5 unmanned helicopter that will perform a maritime search and rescue demonstration at the UMEX trade show. (UAVOS)

The flight will be controlled by two operators. The payload operator, controlling via video link, will determine the moment to drop the lifejacket. The ISR350-5 flight can be fully automatic as in it can takeoff, fly along a route, and land autonomously. However, the operator can correct the route in the process.

The ISR350-5 will be integrated with a gyro-stabilised two-axis gimbal for day and night surveillance with a laser range finder. The aircraft also uses a portable ground control station (PGCS) based on a console with controls and a docking interface for a military-rugged Getac X500 laptop computer. This is for command, control (C2), and payload management.

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