The Talon-OPV (Optionally-Piloted Vehicle) comes standard equipped with an Electro-Optical (EO) Mid-Wave Infrared (MWIR) sensor and password protected Line-of-Sight (LOS) Microwave Video Streaming System for live video viewable on any web browser equipped device (i.e. smartphones, tablets, laptops and PCs).
Included are 3G/4G and Satellite Auto-Email Systems capable of sending emailed JPEG or Google Earth (KMZ) pictures with one keystroke while airborne or on the ground by Verizon 3G data card or Satellite data-phone. Satellite Communications (SATCOM) Beyond-Line-of-Sight (BLOS) streaming video capability is optional.
Included Scan Plan Software enables preprogramming a path using GEO coordinates to automatically direct the imaging system. Highly valued for recurring patrols for pre/ post disaster comparison video, search and rescue, border patrol and pipeline patrol.
Talon-OPV allows the onboard pilot to preprogram the mission profile and provide Visual Flight Rules (VFR) see-and-avoid capability while sensor systems are controlled from a Ground Control Station (GCS). The pilot can also instantaneously take control of the aircraft should circumstances dictate. Talon OPV can be upgraded to an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) having full auto-takeoff and auto-land capabilities.
Wing Span: 59.1 feet
Width (Wings Folded): 23.6 feet
Wing Area: 192.7 square feet
Length: 27.9 feet
Height: 8.2 feet
Number of Seats: 2 (side-by-side)
Landing Gear: retractable
Fuel Capacity: 34.4 gallons (U.S.)
Engine: Rotax 914 turbo 115 hp
3-Blade-Prop: Variable Pitch
Rate of Climb (Sea Level/MTOW): 970 fpm
Cruise @ 9,500ʼ msl: 150 kts/172 mph
Rate of Climb @ MTOW: 970 fpm
Glide Ratio: 38:1
Range under power: 860 nm
Weights & Loadings
MTOW: 1,870 lbs
Empty Weight: 1,433 lbs
Max Load: 440 lbs
Wing Loading: 9.7 lbs per-square-foot
Power Loading: 16.5 lb/hp
Lease Price Schedule:
The Talon OPV turnkey system comprises the S6-RT CS 22 Motor Glider with Standard Equipment, Crew = 2 Pilots (Optional: 1 Pilot & 1 ISR Sensor Operator)*, Maintenance, Fuel and Insurance.
Client to provide adequate lodging and meals (or to-be-determined per-diem stipend).
Client pays all crew and equipment transportation and repositioning costs.
The lease packages are based upon a client guaranty of 100 hours per month/1,200 hours per year minimum for a term of 36, 60, or 84 months.
Prices subject to change: 36 Months 60 Months 84 Months
Hourly Cost: $1,466.85 $1,206.52 $1,089.38
Lease Price Schedule (OPTIONS)
Multi-Spectral Sensor: Direct exchange in lieu of standard EO/MWIR sensor.
Duration / Schedule: 36 Months 60 Months 84 Months
SAR Hourly Cost: $454.68 $299.39 $233.93
SATCOM Hourly Cost: $206.67 $136.09 $106.33