Xponential 2016: Prox Dynamics develops new CONOPS for Black Hornet

The Black Hornet has been used operationally in Afghanistan. Source: UK MoD

Prox Dynamics will unveil a new concept of operations (CONOPS) for its PD-100 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) personal reconnaissance system (PRS) at Eurosatory in June 2016.

The current PD-100 PRS consists of two 0.18 kg rotary-wing Black Hornet nano UAVs and ground control elements; the total system weighs in at 1.3 kg.

Speaking to IHS Jane’s at AUVSI’s Xponential 2016 conference and exhibition in New Orleans, the company’s general manager, Arne Skjaerpe, said that the new concept will see the system operated from within a vehicle, which could then act as a relay to provide imagery to multiple personnel and extend its distribution range.

“Apart from what we will be presenting at Eurosatory we are also investigating the possibility of different sensors beyond the current day and thermal imaging cameras, including ‘sniffers’ and audio,” Skjaerpe said.

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