SpearUAV – developer of an autonomous, AI-based technology for encapsulated UAS – is unveiling the world-first VIPER encapsulated and launchable hovering precision attack drone, empowering tactical forces with an immediate, precise and autonomous aerial loitering munition (ALM) capability against BLOS (Beyond Line-Of-Sight) targets. Enhancing force protection, the hovering capability of the VIPER enables aerial observation of targets – including the ability to review buildings floor by floor – in complex urban environments, while also offering mission abort and wave-off capabilities.
“The VIPER system is the latest and most advanced development from SpearUAV.It combines all the features required for a precise attack – launch within a few seconds, the ability to hover slowly to detect and identify targets, and precise attack with minimal collateral damage. We are proud that this system has already been proven in the field,” says Colonel (Ret.) Gadi Kuperman, Founder & CEO of SpearUAV.
VIPER equips the dismounted soldier with a wearable, rugged, immediate, and autonomous hovering loitering munition. Adapted to all types of ammunition available today, the VIPER is equipped with the Ninox GCS (Ground Control System), which is compatible with Android, Microsoft Windows and Linux. Open system architecture integrates seamlessly with existing C2 systems. Providing a significant aerial advantage, the VIPER’S hovering capability enables aerial observation of targets in complex urban environments in which a conventional aircraft would be inefficient.
Founded in 2017, Spear is a Defense and HLS company that is disrupting the world of unmanned aerial systems with its broad range of solutions, which are used by military, government and civilian organizations around the globe. Spear is the single source supplier for several projects with the Israel’s Ministry of Defense. Coming from civilian and military backgrounds, the Spear team combines expertise in areas such as drones, aerospace, AI, software, communications and more. By making UAS immediate, accessible and intuitive to the end user, the company have created new dimensions for managing today’s chaotic battlefield.