Elbit to Showcase the Skylark® I-LE Block II Capabilities
Elbit Systems Ltd has announced that it will showcase the Skylark® I-LE Block II’s capabilities at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International’s (AUVSI’s) Unmanned Systems North America 2012 conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, August 6-9, 2012.
The Skylark® I-LE Block II offers cutting edge technology designed to assist warfighters, homeland security agents and local civil servants in fulfilling close range, tactical missions. Based on lessons learned and operational experience accumulated with United States Forces in Afghanistan, the Block II has an operational range up to 15 km, maintains approximately 3 hours of endurance and is designed to perform in harsh environments such as high altitudes and gusting winds. The hand-launched Skylark® unmanned aircraft system, designed to U.S. Protocols and built in Texas, offers covert flexibility, sharp imagery and the ability to operate at any time day or night.
Malcolm Quon, Vice President of UAS Dynamics, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems of America stated, “Our legacy Skylark® systems have accumulated over 25,000 operational flight hours. By incorporating a new engine and power system, as well as the highest performance Day/Night payload in Tier I SUAS class, the Skylark® Block II offers more mission flexibility, enabling to fly higher without degradation of imagery. Our goal at Elbit Systems of America is to provide innovative solutions that protect and save lives.”