THOR VTOL Completes Environmental Qualification Assessments Forward of Supply of 1,000 Items – Drones Information


Elbit Systems’ THOR, a mini-unmanned mini-aircraft system (UAS) for vertical takeoff and landing with multiple rotors (VTOL), successfully completed a series of environmental qualification tests before delivering more than a thousand units to an army in southeast Asia. As announced on October 6, 2019, the company won a $ 153 million contract to provide a networked multilayer UAS array for an army in Southeast Asia, including more than 1,000 THOR VTOL mini-UAS.

The environmental qualification tests measured the service life of the THOR VTOL mini-UAS under a range of extreme environmental conditions and its ability to withstand the physical stress requirements of MIL-STD-810. The tests have shown that THOR is able to remain functional at temperatures from minus 40 ° C to 65 ° C, withstand strong gusts and rough vibrations and withstand penetration and damage by sand and dust.

The THOR VTOL Mini-UAS is designed for surveillance and reconnaissance missions over land and at sea. THOR is electrically powered and can carry a payload of up to three kg. The flight duration is up to 75 minutes, the maximum range 10 kilometers and the upper flight limit up to 2,000 feet.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is a high-tech international company involved in a wide variety of defense, homeland security and trade programs worldwide. The company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, is active in aerospace, land and ship systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems, and advanced electro-optics active. electro-optical space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data link and communication systems, radios, cyber-based systems and ammunition. The company also focuses on updating existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications, and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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