Plymouth Rock Technologies Inc., a provider of unmanned technologies and detection apparatus, has announced it has received an order for large fixed-wing Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to be used for beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) operations. The end use for the aircraft is for long range natural resource monitoring. Initial deliveries are anticipated to take place by April 2022.
The UAS are based on the PRT XV-L platform, with several ‘client-specified’ modifications. These are large all-environment UAS, designed to be deployed for land and maritime operations at BVLOS distances, capable of operating for up to seven hours.
Unlimited global communications capability will be built-in via the latest SATCOM (Satellite Communication) technologies, alongside enhanced military grade COFDM (Coded Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing) communications technologies for secure, high-quality data feeds for sub 60-mile communication scenarios.
Capable of landing in a relatively small area on land or vessel, fixed-wing VTOL UAS empower operators with flight time and a level of imaging and sensor payload capability – offering a flexibility and cost saving far beyond conventional capabilities.
“At this stage, we are bound by non-disclosure covenants on the exact details of this contract,” stated Carl Cagliarini, Chief Strategy Officer of Plyrotech. “These aircraft will each carry several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of avionics and sensors, which will also include the latest SATCOM technologies, as well as high-grade transponder and anti-collision capabilities. January 2022 closed as our best month in terms of revenues and orders to-date,” concluded Cagliarini.