ATLAS C4EYE, a fixed-wing mini tactical drone developed by Terra Drone member company C-Astral Aerospace, has successfully completed the 2020 Expeditionary Organic Tactical Airborne ISR Capability Set (EOTACS).
It is an evaluation conducted by the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM).
C-Astral’s US-based distributor, Planet Inhouse, demonstrated the capabilities of the ATLAS C4EYE sUAS to USSOCOM observers from 24-27 February.
The observers included experts from combat development directorates as well as operators from the Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command (MARSOC), US Army Special Operations Command (USASOC), and the Naval Special Warfare Command (NSWC-WARCOM).
The ATLAS C4EYE team completed the final reconnaissance scenario without any technical malfunctions and without being detected by the observing red force units.
The team also successfully demonstrated night operations, ‘Cursor On Target’ functionality with on-the-fly annotations of the points of interest and targets, full interoperability, and blue force tracking capability.
The ATLAS C4EYE successfully cleared cyber assessment, acoustic assessment, ground assessment, flight performance assessment to EOTACS evaluation parameters.
As per the USSOCOM requirements, all EOTACS drones should be capable of providing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) data to Special Operations Forces during both day and night operations and under adverse environmental conditions.
The ATLAS C4EYE met all the requirements and demonstrated its platform specifications.