Xherpa - Heavy Payload Drone

Rugged, all-weather heavy payload drone designed for Indian Army to transport essential goods in harsh environment and at very high altitudes.

Mistral Xherpa

One of the most critical challenges of the Indian Army across northern and eastern borders is the transportation of essential goods like fuel, ammunition, food, and medical kits from Base depots to the forward posts at very high altitudes. In many situations, transporting a 50 kg cargo may take up a full day. The Mistral Xherpa heavy payload drone is a rugged, all-weather Military Logistics drone designed to operate in harsh environments and at very high altitudes.

Heavy Payload Drone

Mistral Xherpa heavy payload drone can be deployed for military operations at altitudes from 5000 to 20000 feet, making it ideal for windy mountainous terrains with high snowfall. The Military Logistics drone offers high efficiency in high altitudes and windy facilitating transportation of essential goods, saving time, and reducing risks for humans.

With high endurance, long-range capability and multiple payload options, the Mistral Xherpa heavy payload drone is an ideal solution for the transportation needs of the Indian Army. The Military Logistics drone is designed with 6061-aluminum chassis which acts as a heatsink, ensuring optimal temperature during prolonged missions. The arms, rotors, and other parts of the Mistral Xherpa heavy payload drone are manufactured using the latest CNC technology. Adhering to the safety design and fail-safe system, Mistral’s Military Logistics drone employs coaxial rotors with 4 arms and 8 rotors flight efficiency. Mistral Xherpa Military Logistics drone comes with two standard payload options: an under-belly payload and a hanging payload. The under-belly payload is fixed to the drone and has a fixed dimension. The hanging payload is connected to a cargo hook, a device suspended below a drone, via a sling for quick release of the payload during flight. The State-of-the-art multi-axial stabilization of the Military Logistics drone enables it to fly super smooth even in strong winds and gusts.

Military Logistics drone – GCS

Ground Control Station of Xherpa heavy payload drone is a heavy-duty computer built inside a rugged case, running the GCS software with all necessary video and telemetry data links. The GCS is available in single and dual display configurations. It can be placed on the ground, on a portable table, or integrated with foldable legs. A Portable GCS unit in HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick) layout is also offered on request.

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  • Payload of up to 50 kg
  • Operational altitude of up to 20,000 feet AMSL
  • Range up to 20km (line of sight)
  • Flight time of 20 - 25 minutes
  • Cruise at 50 - 60 kmph
  • Manual & autonomous operational modes
  • MTOW (Max. Take-off weight): 250 kg
  • Number of motors: 4-8
  • Battery: Li-Ion Battery
  • Charge time: Approx. 60 min
  • Operating temperature: -20 °C to 50 °C