PD-1 Unmanned Aerial System is ready to fly solution that comes standard equipped with gas powered fixed-wing UAV, EO/IR camera system, data links and ground control station. PD-1 UAV can stay in the air for up to 10 hours with 8 kg payload and well-suited for surveillance, aerial photography, agriculture, search and rescue and public safety applications.
PD-1 UAV has the modular design, all airframe parts are secured with "fastlink locks", so you do not need any tools to assemble or disassemble the drone. PD-1 drone can be assembled from the box within 15 minutes. Modular design allows to easily and quickly replace all airframe parts, payload, and other equipment on board. The greatest advantage is that PD-1 drone can be converted from fixed-wing configuration to VTOL within 15 minutes.
PD-1 UAS comes with advanced autopilot system which allows to do fully autonomous flights on pre-programmed route, do specific actions (e.g. take photos at certain point, turn on/off equipment on board when needed), do automatic take-off and landing, automatic launch from pneumatic catapult, parachute recovery and much more. All information from the PD-1 UAV (e.g. fuel level, engine temp, engine RPM, etc.) comes to GCS in real-time. PD-1 can also perform fully autonomous flights even when there is no connection with GCS and satellite navigation. It is ready to fly out of the box and well tuned for any mission.
PD-1 UAV can carry wide range of different payloads. Standard equipment includes USG-212 EO/IR gimbal or USG-211 EO gimbal. Both camera gimbals features 30x optical zoom, digital video stabilization and target tracking. Furthermore, there is still enough space in payload area to carry secondary payload such as high resolution photo camera, SAR radar, radio repeater, etc.
PD-1 UAS comes equipped with high resolution photo camera and software that allows to process and analyze photos. Photo camera can take pictures with resolution up to 10 pixels/cm while drone is flying on the altitude of 1000 meters. Our software packed with great features, such as ability to compare photos with the flight log file, which allows to find coordinates of the targeted object on the photo, mark up and specify objects of interest, see where the UAV was at the moment when photo was taken and generate standard reports. This solution cuts down overall time needed to analyze aerial photography materials and get most out of it.
PD-1 UAV equipped with quiet and reliable 61 CC 2-cylinder 4-stroke engine with 100 W electric generator system that can power up all equipment on board during the flight. In addition, there is engine remote start system that can automatically start engine in any conditions. Electric fuel injection upgrade is available for maximum performance and add 15% more endurance. Engine unit can be easily replaced, so you don't have to interrupt drone operations for engine maintenance or overhaul. RPM, temperature and fuel level sensors comes as standard equipment.
PD-1 Unmanned Aerial Systems are currently on service in Ukrainian Armed Forces. Our solution has received positive feedback from Ukrainian Army officers, drone operators and intelligence agents. PD-1 comes equipped with anti-jam capabilities, allowing it to be operated without GNSS signal or even when it faces GPS spoofing or control signals interception attempts.