DESCRIPTION: BlueBird – ThunderB

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The ThunderB® is a small sized tactical UAV (28Kg, ~4m wing-span), with innovative, impressive and effective capabilities previously found only in much larger UAVs, usually with weight of above 200Kg. Due to its long endurance capability (up to 16-24 hours), its extended control range (over 100Km and can be extended up to 150km), and with its triple CCD, cooled/uncooled IR and optional laser pointer payload.

The ThunderB is a perfect solution for long ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) or tactical mapping on demand for open area as well as urban scenarios for military, peace keeping, low intensity conflict, security, law enforcement, S&R, disaster management and commercial applications.

24 Hours


28 Kg

Takeoff Weight

1000 M

Operational Altitude

100 km

Control Range

ThunderB – System Main Specifications

Specification Description
Max takeoff weight 28 kg
Wing Span 400 cm
Length 190 cm
Endurance Up to 16-24 hours (Configuration, payload, environment and mission dependent)
Air Speed 60-134 kn/h  /  32-72 knots
Control Range Up to 100 Km (can be extended up to 150km)
Power plant Digital computerized EFI engine system.
Endurance Up to 16-24 hours (payload, environment and mission dependent)
Max Flight Ceiling Up to 16,000 ft. / 4870m
Best Operational  altitude Up to 6000 ft. / 1820m
Takeoff Ground launcher auto-launch
Landing Automatic Parachute/Airbag recovery
Payload capacity Up to 3.5 kg – nose mounted with full fuel.
Additional payload capacity in the fuselage with fuel tradeoff.

 ThunderB Small Tactical UAV Significant Advantages

        • Long endurance: impressive and unprecedented 16-24 hours mission time
        • Small form factor: the whole system is small and easily deploy-able by small vehicles and/or trailers
        • No runway is required: The UAV is launched in the field from a launcher and recovered by a parachute and an airbag
        • Impressive control range: up to 100 Km with digital link and tracking antenna
        • Secondary emergency backup control link for higher reliability and safety
        • High-performance Payloads: Dual or Triple CCD, Uncooled / cooled IR and optional laser pointer  or stabilized photogrammetric payloads
        • Severe weather operation
        • Fully autonomous: Completely autonomous from takeoff to landing
        • Ease of operation: easy and fast operational readiness
        • Covert operation: Low acoustic & visual signatures
        • Simple maintenance
        • Low LCC (Life Cycle cost)

Operational Missions

        •  Rapid “over-the-hill”, covert ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and
          Reconnaissance) in an open area as well as urban warfare scenarios
        • First responder
        • Border protection
        • Force / convoy protection
        • Security operations
        • Law enforcement
        • Search and rescue
        • Disaster control and management operations
        • Commercial applications
        • Mapping on Demand photogrammetric solutions

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