Check out this mission-ready drone from Aeryon Defense USA! Designed specifically for use in the field by small groups of soldiers operating in hostile combat environments, the R80D is designed to fulfill many different missions with interchangeable payloads that include visible-light and thermal cameras, as well as payload delivery options for equipment weighing up to 4.4 pounds. It is fully capable of performing a tactical ISR role, as well as providing persistent overwatch using a tethered power supply option. Quick and easy to assemble in the field, operators can be trained in just a few days with no prior knowledge of drones or aeronautics. In this video, the Roswell Flight Test Crew provides coverage of a press event held by drone manufacturer Aeryon on the first day of the 2018 AUVSI Xponential show in Denver, Colorado. Speaking during the presentation are: William McHale, the CEO of Aeryon Labs; Tom Jackson, the Vice President and General Manager of Aeroyon Defense USA; and, Mark Holden, the Director of Defense Solutions for Aeryon Defense USA.
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