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Brazilian Akaer develops multirole UAV




by Victor Barreira

The Albatross UAV can conduct maritime patrol and surveillance; search-and-rescue; digital warfare; mapping; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; communications relay; and assault roles. (Akaer Engenharia)

The privately owned Brazilian aerospace firm Akaer Engenharia has developed the Albatross household of multimission, multipayload, medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial automobiles (MALE UAVs).

Akaer, partnered with SENAI CIMATEC analysis institute and Stella Tecnologia, carried out a conceptual research of the Albatross after a 2019 request by a Middle East and North Africa army buyer for a long-range search-and-rescue (SAR) and maritime patrol UAV, the corporate’s chief operations officer, Fernando Coelho Ferraz, informed
Janes
on 20 July.

The UAV is product of composite supplies and with minimal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)-controlled objects, and most use of business off-the-shelf (COTS) techniques, Ferraz informed
Janes
.

The Albatross platform will be tailor-made to satisfy clients’ necessities, senior vice-president of enterprise and advertising and marketing at Akaer, Aldo da Silva Junior, informed
Janes
.




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