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September 7, 2012

Fury(r) 1500 UAS achieves full data rate SATCOM video link


AME Unmanned Air Systems announced Sept. 7 that the Fury 1500 UAS has become the first truly tactical UAS to downlink live video over Satellite Communications.
A Fury(r) aircraft transmitted full-motion video to a ground terminal over a high bandwidth commercial SATCOM link.

Fury 1500 was developed at AME’s UAS facility in San Luis Obispo, Calif. The Fury(r) is operated and controlled by AME’s UAS Mission Management software, SharkFin(r).
BLOS capability solidifies the Fury’s position as the longest-range tactical runway-independent UAS flying today. With BLOS, the Fury is able to support missions at distances previously impossible using tactically deployed unmanned systems.

“This is an important milestone for the tactical UAS community. BLOS capability puts Fury alone in the low-altitude, long-endurance, large payload, tactical UAS market,” said John Purvis, president and CEO of AME UAS. “Now with BLOS we have blurred the line between tactical and strategic unmanned ISR without the need for a fixed runway. This is a huge win for the war fighter and intelligence community. The UAS can operate from almost anywhere with a minimal forward deployed crew. We feel Fury has a critical mix of capabilities for both now and in the foreseeable future.”

Designed for a broad range of missions, Fury(r) 1500′s modularity, large volume, 190-pound useful load and 1.5 KW of available power supports several payloads simultaneously while maintaining over 16 hours of endurance. Market-leading performance coupled with low operational and acquisition costs provide Fury customers a true best-value solution.




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