UAVTEK Bug 3: Tactical All-Weather LTE Nano Class 1A DroneUAVTEK Bug 3: Tactical All-Weather LTE Nano Class 1A Drone

UAVTEK Bug 3

The British man­u­fac­tur­er of hard­ware and soft­ware solu­tions for unmanned aer­i­al vehi­cles (UAVs) — UAVTEK, has announced a light­weight tac­ti­cal all-weath­er LTE nano drone of the third gen­er­a­tion BUG 3, which, as the devel­op­er assures, not only is not infe­ri­or to such well-known com­peti­tors as the Black Hor­net, but is also the most afford­able solu­tion for such type. Read more about this unique inno­va­tion below.

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Peculiarities

Key fea­tures of BUG 3:

  • Flight weight less than 200 grams
  • Allows equip­ment with var­i­ous pay­loads and at the same time the total weight of the drone does not exceed the flight weight of 250 grams
  • BUG offers a wide range of options for its flight class and cur­rent­ly does not require an offi­cial pilot qual­i­fi­ca­tion to fly in most coun­tries of the world.
  • Best-in-class flight dura­tion up to 45 min­utes
  • Wind resis­tance: 18 m/s, with gusts up to 23 m/s
  • Adapt­ed for oper­a­tion in all weath­er con­di­tions includ­ing rain and snow
  • Pos­si­bil­i­ty of autostart/landing from hands, ground and mov­ing vehi­cles
  • Max. flight speed: 80 km/h
  • Sev­er­al flight modes, includ­ing train­ing
  • Radio com­mu­ni­ca­tion: 5.8GHz (stan­dard); LTE mod­ule
  • Max. dis­tance: 2 km (at 5.8GHz); 50 km (LTE)
  • Autonomous qual­i­ties: The drone sys­tem allows the oper­a­tor to cre­ate mis­sions for ful­ly auto­mat­ic flight, which is ide­al for patrolling and map­ping
  • The autopi­lot can be switched from a local pilot to a remote pilot depend­ing on the flight mode.
  • The drone sys­tem can simul­ta­ne­ous­ly broad­cast FHD video stream to mul­ti­ple devices — mobile phones, lap­tops, tablets and ATAK
  • The drone sys­tem allows you to work in swarm mode (the drone can track the leader by GPS and is ready to work with advanced algo­rithms)
  • Equipped as stan­dard with ECCM elec­tron­ic pro­tec­tion
  • Capa­ble of land­ing, observ­ing and lis­ten­ing, pro­vid­ing covert sur­veil­lance for sev­er­al hours. In addi­tion, BUG is able to fix the cam­era in a giv­en posi­tion, regard­less of the direc­tion of flight.
  • BUG 3 con­fig­u­ra­tion allows full cus­tomiza­tion from col­or to indi­vid­ual cus­tom pay­loads and abil­i­ties

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Equipment

The starter kit includes the fol­low­ing com­po­nents:

  1. 2 × BUG 3 drones
  2. 6 × recharge­able bat­ter­ies
  3. Uni­ver­sal UAVTEK remote con­trol
  4. Anten­nas
  5. Relat­ed acces­sories
  6. All-weath­er flight case

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Specification

Accord­ing to infor­ma­tion from the offi­cial web­site of the devel­op­er:

Flight weight (with­out pay­load):

less than 200 gr

Dimen­sions:

146×152×40mm

Max. flight time:

45 min

Max. hor­i­zon­tal flight speed:

80 km/h

Oper­at­ing con­di­tions:

all-weath­er

Wind resis­tance:

18 m/s, with gusts up to 23 m/s

Radio com­mu­ni­ca­tion:

Ana­log mod­ule 5.8GHz/LTE mod­ule

Auto­mat­ic func­tions:

autopi­lot with the abil­i­ty to pro­gram mis­sions, includ­ing work in a swarm

Reme­dies:

elec­tron­ic pro­tec­tion ECCM

Cam­era:

FHD/8MP

Max. pay­load weight:

100 gr (when retro­fitting does not exceed the flight weight of 250 grams)

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Payload

The tac­ti­cal drone BUG 3 has a con­stant­ly expand­ing set of pay­loads. The BUG con­fig­u­ra­tion allows for a pay­load of up to 100g while remain­ing with­in the max­i­mum autho­rized weight of 250g. The arse­nal of a stan­dard drone includes:

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  • Micro­phone
  • Speak­er
  • White/IR/Red light
  • Inter­change­able lens­es
  • map­ping cam­era
  • ther­mal imag­ing cam­era
  • dis­trac­tion device

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Availability and price

Accord­ing to the infor­ma­tion on the offi­cial web­site, at the moment the devel­op­er does not sup­ply its prod­ucts to pri­vate indi­vid­u­als. For com­mu­ni­ca­tion, it is nec­es­sary to indi­cate the offi­cial or cor­po­rate e‑mail address in the “Con­tacts” sec­tion. The price of BUG 3 depends on the con­fig­u­ra­tion. The starter kit will cost a cor­po­rate client $4,000, which is 10 times less than the price of the direct com­peti­tor Black Hor­net 3.

Yara

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