Aertec Solutions’ Tarsis 75 UAS has successfully completed a fully automatic operation from sand at the beach of Mazagón, Huelva, the company announced on 21 June.
Built from carbon fibre, the Tarsis 75 is a light tactical high performance UAS able to carry a maximum payload of up to 12kg for up to 12 hours.
The series of Tarsis 75 flights were carried out in collaboration with the Spain’s National Institute of Aerospace Technology at the facilities of the El Arenosillo Experimentation Center. The system’s takeoff, flight and landing were carried out automatically to evaluate its ability to operate from sand.
The capability expands the range of observation and surveillance operations of the UAS, providing the option to support immigration control, emergency support as well as support to fishing fleets or environmental operations.