Nighthawk is a hand or tube launched Micro UAV that uses GPS and built-in autopilot to provide quick and easy situational awareness along with search and rescue capabilities in almost any environment. Now officially deemed “airworthy” by the FAA.
With a range of more than 10km and flight time of more than 60 minutes, the 4th generation 1.9 lb Nighthawk system is the smallest, most capable ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) platform available today.
Nighthawk is proven with hundreds of units deployed to Afghanistan. When combined with ARA Force Protection’s E-UGS systems, Nighthawk provides comprehensive and automatic “fly to cue” eyes on target.
Achieve improved security and visual recon in wide applications including:
- Search and Rescue
- Disaster Response
- Military Bases
- Detention Centers
- Nuclear Facilities
- Government Installations
- Border Regions
- Industrial Farms
- Roadless Terrain
- National Parks
Fixed Site Security
A tube launch catapult is available, which is a preferred launch method for fixed site security. Using a tube six inches in diameter, the TOWlaunch system can be mounted on a building or placed in the TOW launcher of a combat vehicle, allowing for its use without exposing any personnel to harm.
When combined with ARA’s E-UGS, the aircraft can be automatically fed a grid coordinate and launched instantly to that location. Positive identification is a button push away with the tube launch, providing actionable intelligence and evidentiary recordings of security events at home or abroad.
The mobile and affordable option for aerial reconnaissance, the Nighthawk is a force multiplier that is well suited to solve a variety of battlefield and fixed site security challenges. Able to integrate with existing security systems and with added capabilities like automatic tube launching from vehicles or fixed installations, Nighthawk offers a more complete security solution than typical small airborne systems with unequaled ease of use.