SWISS AEROSPACE QUALITY
FOR UNMANNED AERIAL INTELLIGENCE

DISCOVER

Unique twin-rotor aircraft designed to replace manned helicopters at reduced costs, significantly lower carbon emissions and without putting crews at risk when operating in challenging weather conditions.

RISK
REDUCTION

Missions are possible under difficult or dangerous circumstances (e.g. bad weather, darkness, flying over hostile or otherwise unsafe areas) when manned operations are not feasible.

LESS
COST

The VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) system is highly cost-effective compared to manned aerial solutions, and requires less training to operate confidently. The rapidly deployable aircraft is transportable by van and can be prepared for flight by a team of two in just 15 minutes.

CO2
EMISSIONS
DECREASE

The SDO 50 V2 allows CO2 emission reductions of up to 95% compared to manned helicopters.

Payload

Payload capacity of up to 40 kg

Endurance

Autonomy up to 3.1 hours (long-range BVLOS)

Deployment

Small operational footprint – 2 person crew

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Emissions

95% CO2 reduction vs. use of manned aircraft

Cost

70% operational cost savings vs. use of manned aircraft

Integration

Flexible integration of sensors & camera systems

TECHNICAL SHEET

TECHNICAL DETAILS

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KEY CHARACTERISTICS

DIMENSIONS (L x W x H)2.32 x 0.7 x 0.92 m (7.6 x 2.3 x 3.0 ft)
ROTOR DIAMETER2 x 2.82 m (9.25 ft) Flettner double rotor
MAX TAKE-OFF WEIGHT87 kg
EMPTY WEIGHT42 kg
MAX PAYLOADMore than 40 kg (including fuel)
MAX FLIGHT TIMEUp to 3.1 hrs
ENGINE TYPEJet Turbine (11 kw)
PRIMARY FUELJet A1
FUEL TANKMain tank 13 litres; additional add-on tanks available (up to 2 x 17 l)
FUEL CONSUMPTIONApprox. 15 l/h
MAX AIRSPEED72 km/h
MAXIMUM ENDURANCEUp to 3.1 hours
LANDING GEAR3 landing gear heights
SET UP TIMEAirborne in 15 min
AutorotationAvailable

ENVIRONMENT

MAX WIND SPEED21 knots head wind at take-off. Gusts up to 30 knots
MAX OPERATING TEMPERATURE+ 45 °C (113 °F)
MIN OPERATING TEMPERATURE– 10 °C (14 °F)

NAVIGATION

MAX RANGEUp to 100 km depending on data link technology option and topography
DATA LINK OPTIONSUHF, Fully Encrypter Mesh IP (S-Band, L-Band), 4G/LTE, SatCom. Subject to national regulations
TRAFFIC AVOIDANCEADS-B/Mode S transponder available (subject to national regulations)
PILOT CAMERADouble Front Pilot View camera available (Forward and Downward)
AUTONOMOUS FLIGHTFully autonomous

PAYLOAD/SENSOR INTEGRATION

PAYLOAD ELECTRICAL POWER200 W @ 24 V DC,
optional 400 W @ 24 V DC

HIGH-END
SENSORS

A variety of high-end sensors have been integrated with the SDO 50 V2. With a useful payload of more than 20 kg, several payloads can be integrated at the same time.

EFFECTIVE
OPERATIONS
AND DEPLOYMENT

The SDO 50 V2 system can be operated as a permanent installation, as part of a ship operation, be made ground transportable to the venue of mission by means of a van or be deployed in combination with helicopters.

LONG RANGE
BVLOS FLIGHTS

We offer profound know-how and experience in obtaining regulatory approval to fly BVLOS (beyond visual line of sight) operations in different countries.

FULLY AUTONOMOUS
FLIGHT MISSIONS

The SDO 50 V2 offers a high-end autopilot for pre-programmed and executed flight missions equipped with accurate sensors and redundant systems.

APPLICATIONS

APPLICATIONS

Aerial Surveillance

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Search & Rescue

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Inspection & Monitoring

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