Nei giorni scorsi l’Aviazione Americana ha ricevuto il primo BATMAV Micro Unmanned Aircraft Systems dalla Società AeroVironment che nel 2006 aveva vinto una fornitura per 30 sistemi su 5 anni.
Il BATMAV si avvale del velivolo WaspIII in linea con il Programma Air Force Beyond Line of Site (BLOS).
Le caratteristiche :
Wasp III has a wingspan of 29 inches, weighs 1 pound and carries integrated forward and side looking electro-optical color cameras as well as a modular forward or side-looking electro-optical or infrared payload. The system is backpackable and is capable of operating for up to 45 minutes at up to 5 kilometers from the transceiver. AV designed the system to support the Air Force’s Battlefield Airman Operators Kit. Wasp III is a block III version of the Wasp micro UAS, which AV developed under a contract with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency