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RV Connex Unveils Sky Scout-M Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Defense & Security 2023

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RV Connex Unveils Sky Scout-M Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Defense & Security 2023

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RV Connex Unveils Sky Scout-M Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Defense & Security 2023
RV Connex Unveils Sky Scout-M Unmanned Aerial Vehicle at Defense & Security 2023

The Thailand’s Ministry of Defense hosted the highly anticipated Defense and Security 2023 at the IMPACT Exhibition and Convention Center in Muang Thong Thani. The event brought together defense and security professionals, including military branches, government entities, and global organizations, promoting international cooperation and technology exchange. Amid this global event, Thai firm RV Connex, renowned for deep-tech innovation and national security solutions, collaborated with the Industry for National Defense and Security Association (INDSA). Together, they presented “Made in Thailand” solutions certified by the Federation of Thai Industries (FTI), in line with their mission to advance domestic military technology.

RV Connex showcased its Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) expertise, featuring the Sky Scout UCAV, a joint project with Thai Aviation Industries Co., Ltd. (TAI) previously delivered to the Royal Thai Air Force (RTAF) as RTAF U1 in 2023 and 2024. RV Connex’s capabilities in Aircraft Design and Production, Aircraft Upgrades, UAV Engine Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO), Autopilot Systems, Anti-drone Systems, and Target Drones for airborne threat testing were on display. RV Connex excels in Software and System Design and Integration, introducing ALPHA for real-time data processing between command and execution units. They also presented the Command & Control Air Defense System (C2ADS) for smart city management and the Image Intelligence Center (IMINT Center) for analyzing satellite and aerial images using AI for disaster analysis and military target identification.

Sky Scout-M Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Sky Scout-M Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. (Photo by RV Connex)

The Sky Scout-M, an upgraded version of the baseline Sky Scout, built with a focus on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations. With a wingspan of 6.3 m, a length of 3.6 m, a loitering speed of 58 kt, an endurance of 12 h, and a service ceiling of 15,000 ft, the Sky Scout-M boasts enhanced capabilities for extended and versatile missions. Its payload capacity of 16 kg in the baseline version provides flexibility, while the updated Sky Scout-M takes it a step further by incorporating two hardpoints for weapons and other payloads. The integration of Thales’ Free Fall Lightweight Multi-role Missile (FFLMM) and ADASI’s RASH-1M guided munition amplifies its offensive capabilities. Developed over four years with an Italian-sourced engine and supported by an integrated autopilot system, the Sky Scout-M is a technologically advanced UAV that promises to elevate the RTAF’s operational effectiveness.

With a foundation in technology development, RV Connex augmented its capabilities to meet current safety and security demands. Their security systems, including Water Side and Ocean Watch (WOW) and Smart Utility for Site Application (SUSA), were showcased. Fully equipped in Cybersecurity, RV Connex offered the Cyber Security Operation Center (CSOC) in mobile application versions, AGARTHA for Fraud Detection, and the Wolf Instinct, providing Cyber Threat Intelligence. On this occasion, RV Connex introduced CYNCLAIR (Cynclair Co., Ltd.), a startup company that leverages technology experts in AI and ML from the Gearing Up Start-Up (GUSU) project of the company. CYNCLAIR is spun off from RV Connex and offers comprehensive cybersecurity Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services. This includes Risk Assessment, the integration of AI technology, and a team of experienced cybersecurity professionals for efficient and automated protection against ever-evolving cyber threats, all provided to various organizations.

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