The Brazilian army would begin operating armed unmanned aerial systems before the middle of the year

After being canceled last year due to differences with the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) in the purchase of Shorts Sherpa C-23 fixed-wing aircraft, Army Aviation is now turning its concern to UAVs and future attack helicopters.

The immediate goal are the unmanned flight systems X Mobots Nauru 1000, which are derived from the Nauru 500C and are already in local production and whose prototypes the Force has already tested.

Compared to other remote controlled air systems (FT Horus Line) that have been used for a variety of tasks, this new model would be used under the supervision of the Army Aviation Command and initially in the Western Military Command region. based in Campo Grande, where the Army’s 3rd Aviation Battalion operates with Airbus Fennec and Panther aircraft and the 6th Telematics Center.

Exactly with the Nauru series, it received the first national certification from the National Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC), in particular for the measurement of areas of more than 10,000 hectares, which are equipped with an 18 MPX camera and a load of up to 7 kg be able to record. Everything indicates that the 1000 series exceeds this payload and thus allows for a small load of weapons.

The Army seems to work side by side with the manufacturing company after various academic work, and this also for other purposes with the Horus, developed by FT Sistemas in collaboration with the Institute of Military Engineering (IME) and the Technology Center of the Army of the Brazilian Army and both in the anti-aircraft artillery school and in Haiti as well as in the parachute infantry brigade, also in international maneuvers, after which it was exported. (Javier Bonilla)

Photo: X Mobots Nauru 500.

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