The Dual Flying Mode (Manned/Remotely Operated) Maritime Surveillance Drone
The Dual Flying Mode
(Manned/Remotely Operated) Maritime Surveillance Drone
Source: Dassault Aviation, Paris, June 9, 2004.
In answer to a consultation from
Dassault Aviation is studying jointly with
a full scale demonstrator of a maritime surveillance UAV.
This demonstrator should be deployed aboard flat
deck ships and should be capable of performing sea and shore surveillance
missions for naval forces.
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The selected solution is based on
the « dronization » of a general aviation airframe from the
SC2A Ameur Aviation Company.
The originality of the concept
rests on the dual flying mode – manned / remotely operated – offering
exceptional capabilities for demonstration purposes, as well as opening new
opportunities for future operational use by civilian security administrations.