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Textron Systems Aerosonde®HQ

Combined with the Aerosonde system’s proven performance and benchmark-setting reliability, the Aerosonde HQ brings unparalleled levels of mission capability and flexibility.  Textron Systems’ Aerosonde HQ is runway-independent using Hybrid Quadrotor technology to achieve vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL).

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Designed for expeditionary land- and sea-based operations and equipped for simultaneous day/night full-motion video, communications relay, signals intelligence and a customer-selected payload in a single flight, Textron Systems’ Aerosonde Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) delivers reliable, multi-mission performance in a class by itself. It is field-proven with more than 600,000 flight hours, including desert heat and Arctic cold.

Payload capabilities available:

  • Full-motion video (FMV) and day/night imaging
  • Voice communications relay
  • Ad-hoc networking (MANET)
  • Synthetic aperture radar (SAR)
  • EW
  • Signals intelligence (SIGINT)
  • Communications intelligence (COMINT)
  • 3D mapping
  • Automatic identification systems (AIS)

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Payload Capacity
15 lbs (6.8kg)
12.0 ft / 3.7 m
10.000 ft (3048m)
75 nm / 140 km
Max Takeoff Elevation
7,000 ft (2,133 m)
UHF-, L-, S- and C-Band capability
105 lbs (47,63kg)
8 hrs
Automated Launch and Recovery
Vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) capability
45-65 kt
Transition Altitude
50-150 ft above ground level