[Avionics Today May 13, 2014] Arcturus UAV announced its latest progress on the design of its Jump-25 and Cat-25 long endurance Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS).
The Rohnert Park, Calif.-based UAS manufacturer said the Jump-25 will have Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) capability, a larger fuselage, longer wingspan and more powerful tractor motors than the company's Jump-15 and Jump-20 models. Both the Jump-25 and Cat-25 will feature a 10-inch, 27-pound imaging payload with ViewPoint Tactical PED software.
"This marks the first time that a Tier II UAV has offered this level of high-performance, multi-payload capability. Arcturus will use Cloud Cap technology's new Piccolo III autopilot with triple redundant IMU and auxiliary mission payload processor," the company said.
Arcturus plans on introducing the Jump-25 and Cat-25 in the first quarter of 2015.