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The new Fury 1500 UAV from AME. With an empty weight of 25 kg, the new Fury 1500 can carry 75 – 100 kg of payload on a 15 hour mission. The ‘1500 is AME’s largest platform fielded to date. It is designed to carry multiple payloads, and carry two datalinks, plus satellite communications (a control communications channel utilizing an Iridium satlink. The company also plans to integrate a miniature satellite dataling to support sensor feed download via satellite. Currently the system uses two CDL links, enabling the Fury to serve as a radio relay for other platforms.)
This photo shows the Fury 1500 in an optional configuration adding two aerodynamic payload fairings covering ‘expensive payloads’ as Jay McConville, Chairman of the board at AME UAS said. The company is also the developer of the U.S. Air Force ‘Sand Dragon’ program, designed to fight Improvised explosive Devices (IEDs) from the air.
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