FT SISTEMAS, a Brazilian company focusing on the segment of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), launched its new UAV, the FT-200FH, during LAAD Defence & Security 2017 in Rio de Janeiro. One of the main characteristics of the new UAV is the intermesh rotors configuration.
Unmanned aerial vehicles
After four years of dedicated technological development, with investments exceeding US$ 3 million, FT SISTEMAS, a long-established partner of the Brazilian Armed Forces in research, innovation, operations and logistical support of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), presented the 200FH.
The new UAV has transport capacity, autonomy, and endurance that responds to field situations requiring specific demands for greater versatility and operational facility. The new product can be used to accomplish defence, security, and civilian market applications. The 200FH is a high-performance, multi-functional system, unmanned helicopter that can reach over 100 kilometres with autonomy over 10 hours of flight, being able to carry up to 50 kg of payload.
Data collection for decision making
The military and homeland security use of UAVs is fundamental to fight criminal organisations engaged in illegal activities in the territory including urban centres and borders. The 200FH technology allows faster and more precise, efficient and reliable data collection for decision-making.
"We foresee opportunities to commercialise the 200FH in countries of the Americas, North Africa and Middle East"
The 200FH brings advanced technologies in aeronautics, micromechanics, and propulsive systems and is embedded with sophisticated, high-performance sensor technology, having an exclusive navigation and autopilot systems. The technology developed by FT SISTEMAS is the result of several years of research and development to meet requirements of the Brazilian Armed Forces and private customers.
Versatile application sectors
“The development of more ambitious and technological projects, such as 200FH, is only possible with the support of the Ministry of Defence. In addition to being the main supporter the MoD is an important reference for other organisations and for the international market. We foresee opportunities to commercialise the 200FH in countries of the Americas, North Africa and Middle East," says Nei Brasil, Founder and CEO of FT SISTEMAS. "As a versatile vehicle, the 200FH can operate in various segments, with great potential for applications in industrial facilities, agribusiness and energy and infrastructure sectors.”
In its 11th edition, LAAD Defence & Security was held from 4th to 7th April, 2017, in Riocentro, Rio de Janeiro. This defence and security business industry event gathered around 600 exhibitors from around the world, as well as received close to 200 official delegations from 85 countries, highlighting ministers of defence and high-patent authorities of the Armed Forces worldwide, who participated in meetings with exhibiting companies and also bilateral consultations with Brazilian authorities.