WASP AE "ALL ENVIRONMENT" - RQ12A
PAYLOADS Gimbaled payload with pan and tilt stabilized high-resolution EO & IR camera in a compact aerodynamic modular payload
LINK RANGE 5 km
ENDURANCE 50 min
SPEED Cruise: 43 km/h (23 kts), Dash: 83 km/h (45 kts)
OPERATING ALTITUDE 300 ft (91 m) AGL, typical Max. launch 10k ft (3,048 m) MSL
WINGSPAN 3.3 ft (1 m)
LENGTH 2.5 ft (0.8 m)
WEIGHT 2.9 lb (1.3 kg)
GCS Common GCS with Raven®, Puma™ AE, and Puma LE
LAUNCH METHOD Hand-launched in a confined area with remote launch capability
RECOVERY METHOD Deep-stall landing in a confined area
Weighing in at just over a kilogram, the Wasp AE delivers best-in-class capabilities for an unmanned aircraft system of its size, including stealth-like maneuverability, superior imagery, encrypted video and exceptional ease of use. Wasp's gimbaled payload is mechanically stabilized, enabling transmission of advanced imagery in high-wind conditions, while its advanced avionics allow operators the option of manual or autonomous navigation.
The all-environment Wasp combines hand-launch capabilities with deep-stall landing for operations in confined areas on land or water. The aircraft also includes an integrated landing camera that provides operators with exceptional situational awareness as the aircraft approaches the ground.