The BOREAL ISR drone successfully carried out a week of experimentation with the Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) and the French Navy off the coast of Morbihan.
The BOREAL teams, with the Air Marine, AIS, Inpixal and Simpulse industrial consortium, mobilized for a week in November to meet the objectives of the DGA and the French Navy in order to assess the potential of different payloads for maritime surveillance by drone. Thus, 7 flights with nearly 15 hours of operation in total and up to 57 km from the checkpoint were carried out. This experiment made it possible to demonstrate the reliability and great endurance of the drone in operation.
“We are satisfied with the result of this first phase of the experiment. We have experience in integrating complex payloads and we have demonstrated that it is possible to fly for several hours with more than 5 kg of equipment on board,” said Michel Gavart, technical director and safety pilot during this operation. . Indeed, the drone simultaneously embarked a VHF relay, an AIS receiver and an optronic turret with EO (visible HD) and IR (thermal) cameras. Another BOREAL drone has on board an EO (Visible) / SWIR ((Short-Wave InfraRed) camera.
It was during this experiment that the BOREAL carried out a night flight.