The Arcturus Jump system can be installed in 15 minutes
The Arcturus Jump system is a self-contained add-on system providing VTOL capabilities
The Arcturus Jump system taking off
The Arcturus Jump system in transition to horizontal flight
The Arcturus Jump system is designed to give UAVs VTOL capability without the weight penalty
Fixed-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicles have a lot of advantages over manned aircraft, but much of that is lost when they get too big to be launched by hand and start needing runways and catapults to get aloft. Vertical Takeoff and Landing systems seem like an obvious alternative, but the extra weight of these systems can limit the advantages they offer. Arcturus UAV in Northern California unveiled its solution this week with its Jump VTOL system. Using self-contained electric lift motors, this add-on system is designed to provide tactical UAVs with VTOL capabilities without the usual penalties of payload and range.
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