Terra Powerlifter Offers 10kg Payload

2017-04-04

Terra Powerlifter Offers 10kg Payload
A new unmanned aerial vehicle offering up to two hours continuous flying time and capable of carrying a payload of up to 10kg has been released by Terra Drone Corporation.

Terra Drone’s Brisbane branch chief Tsuyoshi Honda said unlike other UAVs, Terra Powerlifter did not require a long take-off or extra flight stabilization despite its heavy payload. It far exceeding the standard 1-2kg payloads and flight times of 15-20 minutes offered by competitor models, he said.

The Terra Powerlifter series also has RIEGL LiDAR (light detection and ranging) laser measurement systems for 3D mapping.

“The Terra Powerlifter had already proven its effectiveness in Antarctica, where it supported scientific research with continuous single flights of up to 40km,” Mr Honda said.

It has also proven its worth in aerial vegetation surveys and in measuring particulate matter, with its state-of-the-art Japanese technology providing the ultimate in surveying and mapping.

Terra Drone has also recently launched the Terra Explore series, comprising an unmanned UAV with a spherical cage, to enable visual inspections of infrastructure such as buildings and bridges and construction sites.

Terra Drone is committed to giving Australian agriculture, construction and resource companies the most advanced UAV solutions available to enhance productivity and safety while curtailing costs, Mr Honda said.

Our innovative approach has seen our products achieve superior performance, from the Antarctic to Australia and beyond.



Terra Drone provides surveying services direct to mining, construction and infrastructure management companies, benefiting from its significant experience in forestry and vegetation data capture, particularly in assessing encroachment on power lines and critical infrastructure. Terra Drone is also active in the fields of precision agriculture, disaster relief, obstacle avoidance and UAV fleet management.

In Japan, Terra Drone has partnerships with leading mining and construction companies including Hitachi, providing automated UAV surveying and data analysis of construction sites. The company is part of the Tokyo-based Terra Group, which includes Terra Motors, the company that pioneered the electric motorbike market in Asia.

The Terra Powerlifter weighs about 20kg (including the maximum 10kg payload) and is powered by a 62cc two stroke petrol engine. It can fly to an elevation of 3000m.


Category:  UAV


Now Australian Military Also Bans DJI Products

2017-09-26
Now Australian Military Also Bans DJI Products
Australia’s Department of Defence has established “revised operating procedures” for small unmanned aircraft, an action that follows a U.S. Army directive to its units in August to stop using drones manufactured by Chinas DJI because of cyber vulnerabilities.

Chinas Tengoen Unveils Armed UAVs

2017-09-26
Chinas Tengoen Unveils Armed UAVs
Chinese company Tengoen unveiled a series of armed reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at the 14th China–ASEAN Expo in Nanning from 12 to 15 September, including two fixed-wing and two vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) UAVs.

Intel Launches Aerial Data Analytics Platform

2017-09-11
Intel Launches Aerial Data Analytics Platform
The newly announced Intel Insight Platform is a cloud-based data processing, analytics and reporting service that allows customers to store, share, and manage the rich data that commercial drone systems provide.

AUDS Counter-Drone System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment and to Defeat Swarm Attacks

2017-09-11
AUDS Counter-Drone System Enhanced for Vehicle Deployment and to Defeat Swarm Attacks
The AUDS counter-UAS defence system has been enhanced for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles and with new technology to more effectively defeat swarm attacks by malicious unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including long-range winged drones.

Disguised Drones Boost Wildlife Management

2017-09-04
Disguised Drones Boost Wildlife Management
Wildlife management is getting a little more scientific. Saxon Remote Systems, a manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems in McPherson, is flying into the market with technology to make current wildlife management methods easier and more precise.

New Russian Anti-Drone Gun on Display

2017-09-04
New Russian Anti-Drone Gun on Display
For the first time in Russia, Kalashnikov Concern – the largest arms manufacturer in the country showed off its electromagnetic anti-drone rifles at the Army-2017 expo in the Moscow Region.

Microsoft Tests Self-Flying Gliders in Rural Nevada

2017-08-22
Microsoft Tests Self-Flying Gliders in Rural Nevada
Microsoft is already thinking about self-flying airplanes. The tech giant tested such technology in Hawthorne, 130 miles south of Reno, last week with the help of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Nevada Institute for Autonomous Systems.

RADA Gets $8M US Military Counter-UAS Contract

2017-08-22
RADA Gets $8M US Military Counter-UAS Contract
RADA Electronic Industries Ltd. has announced it had received a strategic first order for dozens of Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radars (MHR) from the US Military. Totalling over $8 million, this order will be delivered during 2017.

Peruvian Air Force Develops Two New Drones

2017-08-14
Peruvian Air Force Develops Two New Drones
The Peruvian Air Force’s (FAP, per its Spanish acronym) Project Research and Investigation Center (CIDEP, per its Spanish acronym) was created in 1993 to develop flight simulators for Cessna A-37 aircraft.

US Navy Wants Drones and AI to Repair Airfields Fast

2017-08-14
US Navy Wants Drones and AI to Repair Airfields Fast
The U.S. Navy is looking for a drone that can fly over a damaged airfield and come up with a plan to get planes back in the air quickly, the head of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command said Tuesday.


Back to the list