Unmanned ground vehicles and drones are considered the future of warfare. Tactical Drones, in particular, are increasingly finding applications in sophisticated defense scenarios like military research, intelligence gathering at borders and on battlefields to carry out combat missions beyond enemy lines. One of the key advantages of military drones is their quick deployability in tough mountainous terrains. Tactical drones, aka, military drones are proving to be immensely effective for ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance) and are being widely used by Defense and special forces worldwide. Military drones enable the forces to quickly launch time-sensitive missions while reducing risk to the lives of pilots and soldiers.
Mistral offers various types of military drones for emergency management and mission-critical operations. These rugged military drones are designed to meet the demanding needs of Border Security and Armed Forces and are ideal for a range of applications such as high-altitude logistics delivery, ISTAR, mine detection and neutralization, combat, and target decoys, among others. We offer customized tactical drones based on user-specific requirements, to meet the varying demands of weight, flight altitude, payload capability, endurance, arm and ammunition integration, electro-optical features and ruggedness.
The integrated advanced AI technologies and visual algorithms in Mistral’s tactical drones aid intelligent mapping of defined geographical areas; detect and classify objects of interest, at low light and harsh weather conditions. This cutting-edge feature makes our military drones ideal for cross-border surveillance and to gather crucial situational awareness during a conflict. The rugged tactical drones are designed to transport in small SUVs or trucks and can be deployed in minutes from any terrain. These tactical drones have a varying operational range of 3-10 km and can fly at an altitude of 5000 to 20,000 ft, based on the payload, EO and Arms specifications.
Tactical Military Drones – Flight Modes
The tactical drones from Mistral come with three flight modes, Manual, fully Autonomous and pre-mapped Autonomous. The user can define the mode of flight based on operational needs. For instance, for periodic cross-border surveillance at a defined area, a fully autonomous mode would be ideal. However, during a conflict wherein every second is crucial, Manual or semi-autonomous operation would provide quick insights to the operator. In case of link loss (loss of connectivity with GCS) due to signal jamming or extreme weather conditions, the Auto Return Home feature aids the drones return to the launch safely.
Mistral’s rugged tactical drones are ergonomically designed and come with user-friendly Ground Control Stations (GCS). The multi-layered safety protocols ensure secure communication between GCS and the drones. Based on the application, the GCS can be designed to have single or dual displays to provide maximum usability and operational convenience to the operator on field.
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