The Sky Sentinel is a small UAV airship that can remain aloft for 18 hours and provide silent surveillance of a wide area at altitudes up to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters)
Gary Michalsky works on installing a fuel tank into the gondola of the prototype Sky Sentineal airship at the company’s facility in Mesquite, Nevada
The modular payload bay of the Sky Sentinel airship can accommodate a variety of sensors, each with its own door to the view outside
This engine and propeller assembly can be rotated via a pivot assembly to provide vectored thrust for takeoff and landing of the UAV airship
UAV’s, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, tend to face two issues – not being able to stay on station for long periods, and carrying enough of a payload to be useful. Nevada outfit Airship Manufacturing is introducing a new line of UAV airships, called Sky Sentinels, that promise larger payloads with greater endurance, as well as being adaptable, modular, and economical to operate. And they do this without any wings.
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