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Wednesday, January 18, 2006
[Media Source*] Israel, long known for developing unmanned vehicles as well as the feared "death sharks" has launched its newest ally defending its right to exist-pilotless helicopters.
(Isracast) Although pilotless helicopters have been in development for the last several years in the U.S. and around the world, the craft developed by the Israeli company Steadicopter is the cheapest, simplest and most versatile of its kind.
The craft has a unique guidance system which includes a gyroscopes, a GPS, and other items unmentioned by the Israeli company. But what stands out most is this crafts many uses not only in the military sector, but also in the private as well.
(Isracast) The craft can come in a variety of configurations that can fit military and security applications such as: mine detection, stealth scouting, border patrol and police surveillance, as well as civilian applications such as high voltage line inspection, media coverage and agriculture purposes.
The helicopter is very small, weighing only 17 pounds and measuring less than 60 inches in length. The helicopter can be controlled by a laptop but only has an air time of 90 minutes.
This new device should prove to be very effective in monitoring the Israeli border. Not to mention a potentially useful tool for reconicence for Amerians in Iraq.
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