Scorpion™

Short-range multicopter sUAS

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The Ultimate 2-in-1 ISR System

The alternative configuration of the Vector 2-in-1 system, Scorpion is a multicopter sUAS, ideal for dynamic and smaller-scale ISR missions in urban environments where maneuverability and stationary hover is required to provide real-time situational awareness. Using the same main fuselage, avionics hardware, ground controller, data link, sensors, and AI capabilities as Vector, the operator can easily swap from the fixed-wing configuration to multicopter in a matter of seconds by removing the wings and tail and attaching a separate set of booms and props.

The New Standard for Surveillance sUAS

Expanding Performance

Scorpion performs fully controlled vertical take-offs and landings in dense urban areas. Even in harsh environmental conditions, like wind, heat, dust and rain, Scorpion can obtain ISR data with intelligent cruise speed control between 0 and 29 knots. Real-time video can be streamed to multiple Ground Control Stations via Mesh IP encrypted data links up to a range of 15.5 miles*

*Expandable with additional data links 

Growing Capabilities

Driven by agile feature development in close cooperation with our customers, Scorpion’s unique open systems architecture – autopilot hardware and software modules – enable a constant addition of capabilities. Using onboard computing power and computer vision processing, including state-of-the-art AI and advanced networked communications, the system submits data in a targeted manner and can support decision-making processes more efficiently.

Easy Operation

Scorpion is mission-ready within three minutes. No tools are needed for assembling the modular system, nor for exchanging the gimbaled sensors. In combination with the QBase Tactical mission planning and monitoring software, Scorpion executes missions with the help of automation while the autopilot is making critical decisions reliably and independently, and the operator remains in the loop. 

Durable Reliability

Scorpion is battlefield tested and built to last with durable, high-quality glass-fiber reinforced materials. Combined with an IP54 rating, self-heating batteries and a sophisticated active and non-active cooling system for data link and electronics, Scorpion can operate under harsh and challenging environmental conditions. The modular set-up makes maintenance and repair fast, cost-effective, and simple. Single parts can easily be disassembled and exchanged.

7 kg

MTOW

30 km

Command & Control Range

35 min

Endurance

1.37 m

Wingspan

7 kg

MTOW

30 km

Command & Control Range

35 min

Endurance

1.37 m

Wingspan

Patented Technology

The 2-in-1 System

Scorpion is part of a 2-in-1 system that uses the same main fuselage, ground controller, data link, sensors, and AI capabilities. It can alternatively be configured as the Vector™ eVTOL fixed-wing sUAS without any changes to the avionics hardware, UI or workflow. Components for both configurations fit into one case, giving the operator access to two sUAS with half the packout.

NVIDIA Jetson Orin AI Board

Using on-board artificial intelligence, the system is increasingly capable of supporting decision-making processes in an efficient and user-friendly manner. The Raptor gimbaled sensor performs object detection, classification, and tracking. The operator only receives relevant information in the form of messages or warnings. Constant monitoring of the live video is not necessary. The AI board also supports and enables GNSS-denied navigation.

More features in detail

Mission Control Software

Scorpion is operated using QBase Tactical, designed to meet ISR mission requirements with real-time reconnaissance and post-mission analysis. It supports QuickStart missions, intuitive control of the aircraft and sensor, clicks on the map and in-flight mission updates.

Scorpion™ Sensors

Scorpion is currently available with two integrated gimbaled sensors: the HD40-LV and the Raptor. The sensors can be exchanged easily in a matter of seconds via a quick-lock mechanism. No tools are required.

Technical Specs

Max. Take–off Weight

7.0 kg (15.4 lbs)

Max. Flight Time

35 min

Data Link Range

30 km (18.6 mi)

Flight Range

18 km (11 mi)

Cruise Speed

0 m/s- 15 m/s (0 kn- 29 kn)

Operating Temperature Range

-20°C to 45°C (-4°F to 113°F)

Wingspan

1.37 m (4.5 ft)

Transport Case Dimensions

76.4 x 37.8 x 28.4 cm (31.1” x 14.9” x 11.2”)

Transport Case Total Weight

5.5 kg (12.13 lb)

Downloads

Vector & Scorpion 2-in-1 System Data Sheet

pdf

1.79 MB