Hyderabad: Cyient Solutions & Systems, a joint venture between Cyient and BlueBird Aero Systems, Israel, on Tuesday announced that it has received its first supply order from a unit of the Indian Army for SpyLite mini Unmanned Arial Vehicles (UAV) systems for high altitude aerial surveillance.
The Hyderabad-based company stated that SpyLite, which was the only one that met end-user requirements to conduct real-time surveillance and target acquisition at very high altitude and in extreme weather conditions, completed and passed the trial. It emerged as a mature system, incorporating unique capabilities and delivering superior performance as compared to systems in the mini-UAV class, the statement added.
SpyLite is an advanced, combat-proven, electric, mini unmanned aerial system and is optimised to offer covert, extended range real-time visual intelligence. Fully autonomous, from launch to accurate parachute recovery, the system delivers enhanced reliability even in severe weather conditions, assuring long endurance, high operational availability.
NJ Joseph, managing director & CEO, Cyient Solutions & Systems said, “We are delighted that the Indian Army has selected the SpyLite for its operational requirements and feel privileged that these systems will complement the surveillance capabilities of our armed forces on the nation’s borders.”
The UAV’s low visual and acoustic signature underlined is suitable for covert operations and delivers high quality day and night videos, for an impressive control range and ensured a high level of safety with automatic return home and recovery in no communication situations.
Ronen Nadir, CEO of BlueBird Aero Systems said, “When looking for the perfect UAV solution, experienced end-users, such as the Indian Army opt for a winning combination of field-proven UAV systems with high performance, diverse capabilities, high reliability, low lifecycle cost, and ease of use. That’s what the SpyLite offers, and we are glad it was proven once again in the Indian Army’s trials.”