UAS: Wasp® AE RQ-12A
Weighing in at just over a kilogram, the Wasp AE delivers best-in-class capabilities for an unmanned aircraft system of its size, including stealth-like maneuverability, superior imagery, encrypted video and exceptional ease of use. Wasp’s gimbaled payload is mechanically stabilized, enabling it to transmit advanced imagery in high-wind conditions, while its advanced avionics allow operators the option of manual or autonomous navigation.
The all-environment Wasp combines hand-launch capabilities with deep-stall landing for operations in confined areas on land or water. The aircraft also includes an integrated landing camera that provides operators with exceptional situational awareness as the aircraft approaches the ground.
Wasp RQ-12A Video
Wasp AE is the all-environment version of the battle proven Wasp III Micro Air Vehicle (MAV). With special design considerations for maritime and land operations, Wasp AE delivers exceptional features of superior imagery, increased endurance and ease of use that is inherent in all AeroVironment UAS solutions.Watch Now More Videos
|Payloads||Gimbaled payload with pan and tilt stabilized high resolution EO & IR camera in a compact aerodynamic modular payload.|
|Range||5 km Line-of-Sight, 5+km with DDL relay|
|Speed||20 knots cruise, 45+ knots dash|
|Operating Altitude (Typ.)||500 ft (152 m) AGL|
|Wing Span||3.3 ft (102 cm)|
|Length||2.5 ft (76 cm)|
|Weight||2.85 lbs; 1.3 kg|
|GCS||Common GCS with Raven® and Puma|
|Launch Method||Hand-launched in a confined area with remote launch capability|
|Recovery Method||Deep-stall landing in a confined area|