MA THOR Intel UAS

Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance UAS

MULTI-MISSION DIVERSE-PAYLOAD VEHICLE

The MA THOR Intel is a versatile vehicle used in missions as diverse as remote sensing and mapping, land and maritime border patrol, sea and land search and rescue, long endurance intelligence and reconnaissance, surveillance of oil and gas installations, inspection of natural disasters, ecological work, environmental monitoring, wildlife surveys, precision agriculture aerial mapping, weather monitoring, communications relay, law enforcement, fire fighting, and many other. The vehicle accommodates a large variety of payload.

PERFORMANCE

An efficient aerodynamic design gives best in class performance. Optimized for endurance, the MA THOR Intel with 17 liters of fuel volume and a fuel injected engine will provide 7 hrs endurance. The optimised high-lift flap system provides stall speeds of 50 km/h. Excellent flight handling qualities due to a well-designed V-tail and elerudder geometry.

SAFETY & RELIABILITY

Developed to the highest standards of safety and airworthiness. The MA THOR Intel UAS features a fully redundant flight avionics and electronics architecture and redundant flight control surfaces.

COST-EFFECTIVENESS

The MA THOR Intel UAS is an ideal cost-effective solution for any type of persistent ISR, area dominance, ground support, and maritime patrol mission. Designed for minimal maintenance, the MA THOR Intel UAS is a highly mission effective system and a system with low life cycle costs.

SPECIFICATIONS

Cruise speed: 90 km/h
Max. climb rate: 200 m/min
Ceiling: 4500 m
Operation radius: 150 km, 500 km using relays.
Endurance: 7 hrs gasoline/oil
Flight range: 900 km
Takeoff distance: 150 m on asphalt; 10 m launched.
Dimensions: 4.63 m long, 0.94 m high, 2.57 m fuselage, 6.50 m wingspan.
Empty weight: 70 kg
Max. total takeoff weight: 90 kg
Max. payload weight: 25 kg
Robust datalink; Comms link

AIRCRAFT CONFIGURATION

  • Airframe

    The MA THOR Intel is a high-wing twin-tail-boom aircraft. The airframe is reinforced graphite, Kevlar and epoxy resin and it is sealed for long life in hot and humid environments. The airframe can be fitted with a rail or pod under each wing for carriage of external stores.

  • Aerodynamics

    Enhanced aerodynamics and flight stability. The wings use a high-lift airfoil, have an aspect ratio of 10, and are fitted with wing fences, Hoerner tip, Fowler flaps (max. deflection 30°), Gurney flaps, and vortex generators. The wings feature 5° dihedral, 5° geometric washout, 5° taper, and sweepback.

  • Engine

    A 4-stroke twin-opposed cylinder engine mounted at the rear fuselage drives a two-blade fixed-pitch propeller and provides high vehicle endurance.

  • Payload

    The vehicle accommodates a variety of payloads: Electro optical and infrared cameras, gyro stabilized daylight and low light cameras, laser designator, range finder, miniature aperture radar, radar altimeter, automatic video tracker, nuclear biochemical sensors, meteorological appliances, laser detector tracker pod, ejectable items (chaff, leaflets, flares, communication jammers).

  • Pre-Configured Package

    Air vehicle with servos and engine; Composite airframe; Swappable universal payload mount; Landing gear; Steerable nose leg with servo; Spinner; Wing GPS compartment; Push-pull connector between the wing and the tail-boom; 25 hp pusher gasoline 2-stroke engine; Cable choke assembly; Vibration damping engine mount; Digital servos; Aluminum servo mounts for wing and tail plane; Two-blade fixed-pitch propeller; 8000 cc fuel tank with fuel tubing; Refueling dots; Servo wiring; Autopilot; Antennas; Batteries; Onboard generator.

    Not included: Payload

ENGINEERING

MODULAR DESIGN

All components of the air vehicle are easily removable and interchangeable. The wing splits in three 2.0-2.5 m sections and the V-tail splits in two parts. High-end industrial grade push-pull connectors are installed in tail-boom joints as standard. Oversize access covers are equipped with DZUS type 1/4 turn quick fasteners. Tail-booms are equipped with quick release aluminium joints.

LANDING GEAR

Heavy Duty Landing Gear. Land on unprepared fields. High shock absorbing capacity, large inflatable wheels.

Landing gear

ENGINE

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) engine. Advanced fuel injection system.

GENERATOR

80 W Generator system. High efficiency and reliability. Includes 6 V and 12 V outputs, short circuit protection, integrated Li-Polymer charger, integrated current sensors and RS-232 connection for monitoring power parameters in real time.

FUEL TANK

7500 cc fuel tank. Large glass fiber fuel tank for maximum endurance. With carbureted engines, 10 hours endurance can be a chieved. With EFI engine 12+ hours can be achieved.

FUEL LEVEL SENSOR

Fuel level sensor for 7500 cc fuel tank. Precise fuel level sensor integrated inside the 7500 cc fuel tank. Essential for long endurance missions.

HEADER TANK FUEL SENSOR

The point level sensor in the header tank is a safety feature that detects the low fuel condition. Increases system reliability and indicates condition when the aircraft needs to land immediately.

4-SERVO V-TAIL

Each tail plane control surface is split in two equal sides, each having its own servo-total of 4 servos for the tail plane. This option in creases reliability of the system in case of a tailplane servo failure.

HEATED PITOT-STATIC TUBE

Pitot-Static tube provides both dynamic and static pressure measurements.

RUGGED TRANSPORTATION CASES

Rugged and water tight transportation case for maximum protection of equipment. Supplied with additional internal case for small components, sparebolts, screw drivers and tools.

AUTOPILOT

Cloud Cap Technology Piccolo Autopilot configuration File. Validated for autonomous flight and autonomous runway landing using laser altimeter. Procerus Technologies Kestrel Autopilot configuration file. Validated for autonomous flight and autonomous runway landing.

ADDITIONAL AIRFRAME

Not included in additional airframe: engine, propeller, servos, servo mounts, servo, linkages, engine mounts, fuel system, autopilot, antennas, payload, batteries, onboard generator.

SPARE PARTS

Most replacement parts for the MA THOR Intel are in stock and available at short lead times.

SUB-SYSTEMS INNOVATION

INNOVATION

MULTI-MISSION VEHICLE

DIVERSE PAYLOADS

ADVANCED AERODYNAMICS

COMPOSITE MATERIALS

MODERN ENGINE

ENHANCED ENDURANCE

EXTENDED FLIGHT ENVELOPE

EXTREME FLIGHT CONDITIONS

SYSTEMS INTEGRATION

FULL SYSTEMS INTEROPERABILITY

AUTOPILOT

COMPLETE PAYLOAD INTEGRATION

GROUND DATA TERMINAL

IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

AUTOPILOT

3 AXIS ACCELEROMETER

3 AXIS GYRO

3 AXIS MAGNETOMETER

BAROMETRIC PRESSURE SENSOR

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE SENSOR

ALL SENSORS ARE TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED FROM -20°c TO +70°c

DIMENSIONS: 9.2 cm X 6 cm X 3.6 cm

WEIGHT: 60 gr

SENSOR FUSION KALMAN FILTER

REAL TIME ATTITUDE (50 Hz)

REAL TIME POSITION (10 Hz)Autopilot

PAYLOAD INTEGRATION

GYRO STABILISED PLATFORM

VARIED GIMBALED SENSORS

REAL TIME VIDEO, SCENE AND OBJECT TRACKING

MOSAIC CAPABILITY WITH ASSOCIATED METADATA

GROUND DATA TERMINAL

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IMAGING TECHNOLOGY

IR IMAGING

CAMERA TRACKING

AUTOTRACKINGIR image

ENGINE CHARACTERISTICS

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GCS FEATURES

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NAVIGATION SYSTEMS

SENSOR FUSION

INERTIALSENSORS

MAGNETIC SENSORS

GNSS

AIR DATA SENSORS

TECHNIQUES

EXTENDED KALMAN FILTERING (UD FILTERING)

ADAPTIVE KALMAN FILTERING

ADDITIONAL FEATURES & SERVICES

VARIABLE PITCH SILENT PROPELLER

MINIX WINGTIP DEVICE

RADAR TRANSPARENT PROPELLER

LOW RADAR SIGNATURE

RADAR ALTIMETER

COLLISION AVOIDANCE DEVICE

ROBUST DATALINK

REAL TIME DATA & IMAGERY DOWNLINK

AUTONOMOUS TAKEOFF AND LANDING MODE

GPS NAVIGATION

COMMUNICATIONS LINK

EMBODIES UAV FLIGHT SIMULATOR FOR PERSONAL TRAINING

UAV PILOT INSTRUCTOR AVAILABLE ON REQUEST

SPARE PARTS AND MAINTENANCE SERVICES

MA THOR Intel UAS

Note: This information is subject to change

and does not represent a contractual binding.