Gem Aero

Gem-7

Gem-7

35 hours endurance. 3,500 km range.

Manned aerial surveillance and surveying by helicopters is expensive. Large military UAVs are also expensive. What the civil market needs, is an inexpensive medium-sized aerial platform that can perform nearly all of the functions of a helicopter or a large military UAV, but at a tenth of the cost. Or perhaps even less.

The Gem-7 has been designed to fill that gap. A simple but robust airframe that can out-perform large military UAVs in both range and endurance. A platform that can be assembled and run by a team of two in fifteen minutes. A platform that is an order of magnitude less than other large UAVs, in both capital and running costs.

Welcome to the world of the Gem-7 long range UAV.

Gem-7

Technical Specifications:

Max Weight 295 kg
Empty Weight 170 kg
Wingspan 12.7 m
Length  5.3 m
Cruise Airspeed 100-120 km/hr
Max Airspeed 240 km

Performance:

Payload Max 90 kg
Payload Norm 30 kg
Payload vs Endurance 30 kg = 35 hr / 90 kg = 9 hr
Payload vs Range 30 kg = 3,500 km / 90 kg = 900 km

Surveillance & Comms Equipment

  • Gimbal turret with 360° pan at 120º/sec
  • Mechanical and electronic stabilisation
  • HD video 1280 x 720p output, 30 x zoom
  • IR night sensor 640 x 480p and 60 mm lens
  • Scene and target capture
  • Other surveillance systems to order
  • SHF comms to base station, 150 km range
  • Link up to 12 Mbps data rate
  • UHF & VHF relay capabilities
  • Inmarsat Swift-Broadband satellite comms

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