The Alpha 800, classified by NATO as Class 1 MINI UAV for Tactical Operation, is used in Asia, the Middle East and Europe for border control and surveillance purposes. An unmanned platform that flies both autonomously or in manual mode, the Alpha 800 has the capabilities of a manned helicopter, but with far lower maintenance requirements and cost, and without the risk to human life. Weighing less than 14 kgs and easily maneuverable, the 800 can be unpacked, pre-flight checked and launched by two trained professionals within seven minutes.
Designed for applications in tactical environments, the Alpha allows the detection, identification, classification and neutralization of conventional and non-conventional threats. The integration of a comprehensive suite of payloads, remote-controlled by a wide set of ground control solutions, is what provides its edge.
Alpha 800 is a man-portable, medium range aerial platform designed for surveillance and target acquisition. It is optimized for all-weather detection of surface targets, whether personnel or vehicles.
Up to 3 hours endurance in good condition
The endurance for this gasoline-powered engine will never go below two hours.
Up to 50 Km range using the latest radio technology
Alpha provides the longest range with the lowest latency. End users can select frequencies to use and ensure the best coverage in all circumstances.
No need to manage batteries or charging times, just refuel and continue the mission. All electrical systems are powered through an intelligent power management unit that provides energy on demand, while concurrently charging the back-up battery.
3 Kg of payload capacity
Cameras and other electronic sensors or cargo can be flown with ease.
Triple Redundant power supply
Following the same standards as used by commercial aviation, the Alpha system has triple redundancy on the power supply. In the event of a generator failure, the main back up battery will take over and deliver needed power. In the event that this back-up fails, there is another fully independent emergency battery that will let you land safely.
All onboard electronics are rated IP64 or higher.
High variety of payloads are available and integrated
From cameras, to voice speakers or a payload release mechanism, Alpha offers a great variety of payloads selected to fulfill the most demanding missions.
All electronics on the Alpha 800 Helicopter UAV are designed to withstand high electromagnetic interferences.
GPS denied Navigation
Thanks to the installation and calibration of an ADS system composed of a pitot and static port, the Alpha 800 Helicopter UAV is capable of continuing its mission even if the GPS is jammed. Once the Alpha 800 flies beyond the Jammer’s reach, GPS is recovered.
All the information, telemetry and video of the Alpha 800 is sent through the datalink using an encrypted channel (DES Standard, AES/GCM 128/256 Optional (FIPS 140-2), Suite B). At the same time, the user can record or delete information from the camera in real-time and on-demand.
Multiple emergency protection modes
Our design goal: fly the camera, not the UAV. That’s why the autopilot has several protection systems built-in, including: RPMs protection, Engine Saturation, and Collective saturation. These safeguards make the system extremely robust, even in the event that the ground pilot is not highly experienced.