Icarus Aerospace introduced TAVâ„¢, a clean-sheet aircraft that is a force-multiplier solution for the world’s security and armed forces. The highly customizable, twin-turboprop TAVâ„¢ -Tactical Air Vehicle â€“ is multi-role capable aircraft, with a rugged, versatile, and technologically advanced design. In its baseline configuration, TAVâ„¢ will deploy with two crew in a tandem cockpit that features latest avionics configuration with sensor fusion and network centric capabilities. With a planned payload of 8,000 pounds, TAVâ„¢ will have an unrefueled endurance of 6 Â½ hours at its jet-like high-speed cruise.
“We’ve developed TAVâ„¢ to be in alignment with latest international military armed overwatch and persistent presence requirements and challenges. The aircraft platform defines a niche of its own and excels in addressing all existing and future daily threats facing our troops, security forces and our world,” said Marko Ivankovic, Senior Product Development Manager and Flight Test Engineer for Icarus Aerospace.
“We are now moving TAV into its next stage of development, to ensure that Icarus Aerospace has the financial resources to bring our exciting new program to fruition,” said Ivankovic.
Designed from the outset to be optionally-piloted, TAVâ„¢ can utilize its innovative software, avionics and systems to meet a wide variety of mission requirements, including battlefield management, communication relay, aerial refueling, re-arm & re-supply and medivac â€“ with crew, remotely piloted or as a fully autonomous system. TAVâ„¢ is the first in a family of specialized aircraft, including WASPâ„¢, a mission-oriented version, focused on Close-Air Support (CAS), Maritime & Coastal Patrol and Anti-Submarine Warfare, and surveillance, and BRANTAâ„¢, a long endurance, high-altitude optionally-piloted/unmanned combat air vehicle (OPV/UCAV).
A new Canadian company, Icarus Aerospace is a nimble, capable, and lean organization, driven by a multi-disciplinary team with decades of world-class aeronautical product design and development experience. Based in the Montreal aerospace cluster, Icarus will bring disciplined execution along with rigorous program and supply chain-management to the TAVâ„¢ program.