Iran creates first special-purpose UAV with VTOL
Tehran, Iran, Nov. 20
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Hodhod-3, equipped with an optical tracking device Dideban-1, has been created for the first time in Iran, a member of the research group on the development of the Hodhod-3 UAV Mustafa Hasapanah said Nov.20, the Iranian Mehr News agency reported.
"For takeoff and landing, the UAV doesn't need a runway," he said. "The new UAV is of multicopter type and can fly silently. In case of failure of one of the engines, the new UAV will be able to complete the task."
He said that the duration of the Hodhod-3 flight is 53 minutes.
"The device can fly in bad weather conditions (strong wind, dust), as well as day and night," said Hasapanah.
The UAV is equipped with an optical tracking device, which can take pictures with a resolution of 16 megapixels and shoot videos in full HD, according to the developer. At the same time, the image quality will not deteriorate in low light conditions.
The device allows to take pictures with a 48 times zoom, he said.
He went on to add that the Dideban-1 can be installed on a variety of aircraft, helicopters, UAVs.
A specific feature of the device is that it can shoot in shaking. Dideban-1 uses a laser for precise guidance on objects, said Hasapanah.
"The Hodhod-3 UAV, equipped with an optical tracking device Dideban-1, can be used at the border, in the fight against drug trafficking, during environmental studies, monitoring over oil and gas pipelines, power lines and for many other purposes," he said.
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