Unmanned aerial systems

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In this presentation to the press at the Airbus Trade Media Briefing, Jens Nielsen, Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems, provided an update on June 9,2014. This is the first presentation on UAVs at the Trade Media Briefing with the launch of the restructured Airbus Defense and Space.

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Unmanned aerial systems

  1. 1. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Unmanned Aerial Systems in Airbus Defence and Space Jens Nielsen, Head of Unmanned Aerial Systems 09 June 2014
  2. 2. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Unmanned Aerial Systems in Airbus Defence & Space: Where we are 2 Friedrichshafen • Euro Hawk UAS • ISIS Sensor platform Manching • Unmanned Aerial Systems Madrid / Getafe • Unmanned Aerial Systems Bremen (CAS) • Unmanned Aerial Systems • Cargo Loading Systems Elancourt • Unmanned Aerial Systems Pierrelatte • SurveyCopter Elancourt Manching Bremen Pierrelatte Madrid / Getafe Friedrichshafen
  3. 3. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Airbus Defence & Space competencies in Unmanned Aerial Systems • Proven references in operation and maintenance of MALE Systems, e.g. HARFANG for France and HERON 1 Operation in Afghanistan for the GAF. • Wide range of Mini and Tactical UAVs like Tracker, Copter 4 etc. • Airbus has launched several technology programmes, e.g. Barracuda, Sagitta, Optionally Piloted Vehicles etc. • Achievement of technological milestone by developing the ISIS Package on the Euro Hawk • Partner for certification due to proven references and the broad range of aeronautical experiences. • Launch of the Zephyr 8 programme to develop the next generation of the world-record setting Zephyr 7 system UAV Portfolio Overview 3
  4. 4. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Achievements in 2013 and 2014 • Airbus has accumulated over 18 000 flight hours for Afghanistan Operations in less than four years. • HARFANG is successfully operated in France and MALI and has accumulated more than 10 000 flight hours in over 900 operational missions • French Armaments Directorate (DGA) recently signed a contract with Airbus Defence and Space to upgrade the Harfang French Air Force fleet and keep it in active service until at least end of 2017. • ISIS Payload capabilities finally proven • 2013 Announcement during Le Bourget with Alenia, Dassault and Airbus, that industry will work on a common proposal for a European solution. Has been followed– up by delivery of proposal for a definition phase in May 2014 to European governments • Surveycopter has recently signed a contract for delivery of Copter4 and DVF 2000 systems in Cameroon UAV Portfolio Overview 4
  5. 5. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Unmanned Aerial System: Our Portfolio UAS Portfolio Overview 5 10 kg 12 kg 8.5 kg 30 kg 55-70 kg 161 kg 350 kg 570 kg 7.000 kg 14,500 kg 1,250 kg 3,250 kg 1,700 kg 150 kg 150 kg 150 kg A full range of unmanned solutions February 2014
  6. 6. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Current and Future Programs Focus on customer demands January 2014 V5 6 MALE 2020 / Harfang / SAATEG/ EuroHawk/ISIS MALE 2020 Meeting European requirements for a new generation of MALE UAS Harfang Based on Heron-1 UAS, fitted with Airbus DS’s surveillance solution and high-performance broadband SatCom satellite link SAATEG Cassidian Airborne Solutions (CAS) is Service Contractor for the German Air Force’s Heron 1 in Afghanistan since 2009 Euro Hawk/ISIS Wide Area Surveillance & Reconnaissance With Stand-Off Capabilities
  7. 7. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Harfang Category: MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) UAS Portfolio Overview 7 Based on Heron-1 UAS, fitted with Airbus Defense and Space’s surveillance solution and high-performance broadband SatCom satellite link (French Air Force Program) • Multi-payload / multi-mission capabilities: flexibility • Hand-over from 1st to 2nd Ground Control Station in flight • Two air vehicles in flight at the same time • Redundant avionics: high level of reliability • Automatic change from LOS to SatCom Specifications Length 9.3 m Wingspan 16.6 m MTOW 1,250 kg Payload 250 kg Endurance 24 h First flight 2006 February 2014
  8. 8. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. SAATEG HERON 1 Lease – Operate - Maintain UAS Portfolio Overview 8 Cassidian Airborne Solutions (CAS) is Service Contractor for the German Air Force’s Heron 1 in Afghanistan since 2009 Full Service Provider • Main contractor / Program Management • Availability of UAV systems (90% - 24/7) • Delivery of 160 to 480 flight hours per month (14.000 flight hours delivered till 2013) • Maintenance services on-site in Mazar-el-Sharif • Material management and integrated logistics support • 24h support (Support Center Bremen) • Inspection flights / take-off and landing February 2014
  9. 9. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Euro Hawk Category: HALE (High Altitude Long Endurance) UAS Portfolio Overview Stand-off wide-area surveillance with the most advanced airborne SIGINT System A cooperation with Northrop Grumman • Fully integrated SIGINT system for ELINT and COMINT signal intelligence • Multiple and simultaneous signal gathering and processing • Automatic data analysis and signal classification • Open system architecture for future growth potential Specifications Wingspan 40 m Altitude 60,000 ft Endurance 30 h Payload 1.3 t First flight 2010 + = Wide Area Surveillance & Reconnaissance With Stand-Off Capabilities Electronic Intelligence (ELINT) – Detection & Evaluation of Radar Emitters Communication Intelligence (COMINT) – Detection & Evaluation Communication Emitters Modified Block 20 RQ-4B Global Hawk RQ-4E EURO HAWK®ISIS SIGINT Mission System
  10. 10. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Tactical UAS Overview UAS Portfolio Overview 10 MTOW Rotor diameter Endurance Speed (max.) Ceiling (max.) Payload LoS Range Propulsion Primary Sensor Data link Wind resistance 350 kg 6.27 m > 8h 150 km/h 4,000 m 50 kg 180 km Heavy fuel EO/IR C- or Ku-Band 15 m/s Specifications TANAN 570 kg 5.47 m / 8.00 m > 10h 200 km/h 6,000 m 100 kg >200km Gasoline EO/IR C- or Ku-Band 10 m/s 55 kg 2.5 m / 4.00 m 10 h 180 km/h 3,000 m 10 kg 140 km Gasoline EO/IR C-, S-, L-Band 10 m/s 161 kg 2.25 m / 3.42 m 5,5 h 220 km/h 3,500 m 35 kg > 140 km Gasoline EO/IR Ku-Band 20 m/s MTOW Length/Wingspan Endurance Speed (max.) Ceiling (max.) Payload LoS Range Propulsion Primary Sensor Data link Wind resistance Specifications ATLANTE TR-50 SCOUT KZO February 2014
  11. 11. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. SurveyCopter Mini UAS Overview UAS Portfolio Overview 11 MTOW Rotor diameter Endurance Speed (max.) Ceiling (max.) Payload Range Propulsion Sensors Data link Wind resistance 12 kg 1.80 m 35 min 36 km/h 1,500 m 2 kg 10-15 km 2 x electrical EO / IR Analog & Digital 10 m/s Specifications Copter City Copter 4 30 kg 2.20 m 120 min 50 km/h 2,500 m 5 kg 10-40 km (ext.) Gasoline EO / IR Analog & Digital 10 m/s 8.5 kg 1.60 m / 3.60 m 90 min 97 km/h 2,500 m 1 kg 10 km 2 x electrical EO / IR Digital 15 m/s 10 kg 1,20 m / 3,00 m 90-120 min (ext.) 97 km/h 2,500 m 1 kg 10-40 km (ext.) 1 x electrical EO / IR Analog & Digital 12 m/s MTOW Length/Wingspan Endurance Speed (max.) Ceiling (max.) Payload Range Propulsion Sensors Data link Wind resistance Specifications Tracker DVF 2000 February 2014
  12. 12. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Barracuda / OPALE / HAPS / TU-150 / Sagitta / Common GCS UAV Portfolio Overview 12 Technology Programs and Concept Studies February 2014
  13. 13. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Barracuda System Technology Demonstrator UAV Portfolio Overview 13 Specifications Length 10.11 m Wingspan 7.22 m MTOW 3.25 t Endurance 2 h Payloads 300 kg First flight 2006 • Concept of Operations • Autonomy (ATOL, Sense&Avoid, 4D Navigation, ..) • Network Centric Operations (NetOpFü) • Man-Machine-Interface • Future Aircraft Technologies • Sensor to Shooter Testing Autonomy, Integration into Civil Air Space and Network Centric Operations (Agile UAV) February 2014
  14. 14. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. HAPS High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite UAS Portfolio Overview 14 Satellite capabilities on a flying platform • Solar powered, lightweight platform with extreme long dwell time in the stratosphere • Possibility of long time/real time services • High degree of autonomy, similar to satellites • Very limited costs of maintenance Specifications Weight 100 kg Wingspan 23 m Altitude 12 – 25 km Payload 5 – 10 kg Endurance Several weeks, up to months First flight August 2013 February 2014
  15. 15. ThisdocumentandallinformationcontainedhereinisthesolepropertyofEADSCASA.Nointellectualpropertyrightsaregrantedbythedeliveryofthisdocumentordisclosureofitscontent.Thisdocumentshallnot bereproducedordisclosedtoathirdpartywithouttheexpresswrittenconsentofEADSCASA.Thisdocumentanditscontentshallnotbeusedforanyotherpurposethanforwhichitissupplied. Unmanned Aerial Systems Future Market Trends UAV Portfolio Overview 15 • UAVs will have a civilian and military market in the future . Dominant military market and evolution of civilian market in the near future expected. • EU´s demand for European UAS • "High Altitude Pseudo Satellites" (HAPS) will find it´s niche in the market • Autonomy technologies developed through UAS will be the basis for future aircraft transport capabilities e.g. Insertion into airspace • Lease-Operate- Maintain concepts will further grow • Next generation of UAS includes weaponized systems
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