14 November 2011
G-Star tactical UAV (photo : suasnews)
Innocon and its Thai partner, G-Force Composites, are offering a new training solution for the G-Star tactical unmanned air system (UAS) now being evaluated by the Royal Thai Air Force.
Based on Innocon's MiniFalcon-2 design, the G-Star has a maximum take-off weight of 220kg (485lb). Thailand has purchased one system and is evaluating it against other UAS, including the Aerostar produced by Israel's Aeronautics Defense Systems.
Using simulation capabilities supplied by Simlat, the training system can be integrated with an operational UAS console to provide a realistic training setting for G-Star operators. Its purpose is to train them in mission aspects such as flight patterns, payload operation and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance activities.
"Customers can now prepare for emergencies and diverse mission scenarios in addition to basic operation training," said Innocon chief executive Michael Armon. "This reduces certification costs, increases safety and yields high customer satisfaction."
G-Force has so far specialised in manufacturing composite structures and supplied some for UAS developed by Innocon. The G-Star is the first result of a cooperation agreement signed by the companies earlier this year.
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Thailand evaluates G-Star unmanned air system
14 November 2011
Thailand's air force is evaluating the G-Star unmanned air system (UAS) which is based on Israeli manufacturer Innocon's MiniFalcon-2.
The G-Star has a twin boom fuselage and boasts a maximum take-off weight of 220kg, compared with the MiniFalcon-2's MTOW of 200kg.
G-Star is the outcome of a co-operation between Innocon and Thai company G-Force Composites. The latter also acts as Innocon's regional representative.
The Royal Thai Air Force has purchased one G-Star system for evaluation purposes and is pitting it against other UAS, including Aeronautics' Aerostar.