The Australian Army has awarded Elbit Systems a contract to supply Skylark I LEX unmanned aerial systems (UAS).
According to the company, the drones will be equipped with electro-optical and automatic dependent surveillance–broadcast (ADS-B) systems to support various missions.
The ADS-B system enables the Skylark to be integrated into more classes of airspace.
“This is great news for Elbit Systems of Australia as we gain momentum by broadening our offering to the ADF (Australian Defence Forces), as well as growth of our uncrewed and autonomous system capability being developed and used in the country,” Elbit Systems managing director Paul McLachlan said.
Elbit Systems’ Skylark is a fully-autonomous, electric-propelled UAS that features a mission-oriented and intuitive man-machine interface.
It has a 40-kilometer (25-mile) line-of-sight communication range, making it effective for surveillance, reconnaissance, and force protection.
Additionally, the drone has advanced image processing capabilities and can deliver high-quality video day or night.
The Skylark has served dozens of customers in Asia, Europe, and Latin America.