Purpose and scope of use
Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is used for aviation activities in different branches of economy. It can be used for cartography and aerial photography, video surveillance in the real time, patrolling linear and other objects etc. The specified UAV is supplied with a ground control station. Potential users of UAV are civil airlines, force and special structures of Ukraine.
Main technical characteristics
M-7D “Nebesniy patrul” is a high wing double engine aircraft of a normal scheme. Under the gondola there is a hole for installing the lower / front view camera. Basic technical characteristics of the UAV: take-off mass, kg – up to 150; payload, kg – up to 50; max. speed, km/h – 190; max. altitude of flight, m – up to 5000; max. duration of flight, hours – up to 10; type of take-off and landing – as an airplane; control modes – automatic/semiautomatic.
The UAV M-7D has high flight characteristics, which is favorable for a runway with ground cover / high altitude aerodromes; two engines provide high flight reliability. Given the low probability of failure of two power units at the same time, the UAV M-7D is much more reliable than single-engined UAV. The world’s analogues of this UAV are: INTA (Italy), Indra Sistemas (Spain).
Intellectual property protection status
We received 4 patents of Ukraine for utility models.
Demand on the market
The market for UAVs is global: the need for them is formed by countries due to the gradual transition of operators from manned aircraft to unmanned aerial vehicles. The Ukrainian market has capacity for M-7D within 5-10 complexes, some of which can be used by civilian airlines, and some – by special services. The world market can have a capacity of 50-100 complexes, depending on the necessary modifications of UAV M-7D.
The state of readiness
On this stage, the UAV M-7D is undergoing the procedure for obtaining an experimental pilot certificate (Order No. 493 SAS of Ukraine).