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11 / 20 / 2017

Babcock to integrate unmanned rotorcraft into firefighting operations

Babcock to integrate unmanned rotorcraft into two RPAs, LUA and LUMES.

-The LUA’s maximum takeoff weight stands at 25 kilograms (55 pounds) for a 10 kilogram (22 pound) payload. Optimized for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) operations, it features a 75-kilometer (40.5-nautical mile) range. It can be deployed in 15 minutes, 

-The LUMES FF-101 has a 150-kilogram (330-pound) maximum takeoff weight. Endurance is predicted at four hours with a 35-kilogram (77-pound) ISR payload.