Yates Electrospace Corporation (YEC), a heavy payload, unmanned cargo delivery solutions provider, has announced it has unveiled the Silent Arrow GD-2000 cargo delivery drone at the Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) show in London, the company said.
Silent Arrow is the world´s first production-ready, 1-ton, autonomous cargo aircraft, which delivers up to 1,631 pounds (740 kg) of supplies at less than half the cost of JPADS with more than double the glide ratio, dramatically improved landing accuracy, zero vertical impact force and with far greater stealth.
Given its increased safety features, Silent Arrow addresses both the tactical resupply, and the humanitarian/disaster relief markets.
YEC has so far established distribution agreements in 34 territories including the European Union, the UK, Australia, Singapore, South Korea, Israel, Brazil and India.
Designed for military logistical support, Silent Arrow´s tightly integrated packaging with spring-deployed wings transported inside the fuselage, high standoff distance and low cost have led to expanded military contracts with the US and allied foreign government Special Operators (Marines, Army and Air Force), as well as aerospace & defense companies. Silent Arrow is designed for fixed-wing and rotorcraft deployment of critically needed supplies, cargo and fuel under austere operating conditions and timelines.
Yates Electrospace Corporation is known for designing, building and flying the world´s fastest manned electric aircraft, developing and constructing megawatt-class electric propulsion systems, and successfully performing government contracts including unmanned delivery aircraft in the Silent Arrow® product line up to the 2000-pound (DOD Group 5 UAS) class.