SpyLite is a multiconfiguration tactical mini unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) produced by BlueBird Aero Systems.
SpyLite is designed for Intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (Istar) missions.
It has been operational with Israel Defense Forces (IDF) and selected by the Israeli Air Force as well.
SpyLite has been deployed in several operations and missions and accumulated thousands of flight hours in Israel and across the world.
The Uav is fully automatic, from the time of catapult launch to its recovery.
The SpyLite is a combat-proven, electric, back-packed, extended performance mini-uas, optimized to provide covert, “over-the-hill” real-time visual Intelligence to its users; it is specifically designed to allow critical, visual recognition of elements in real-time and gain dominant situational awareness of the inspected area.
The system can be carried by 2 men with the overall weight of 20 Kg for each and can fly in almost any weather condition (unique in its ability to fly in strong winds and on cloudy or rainy days, assuring high operational ability and availability).
Its quick deployment capability, ease of control and operation and immediate data exploitation provides the tactical level with a reliable intelligence.
The Spylite was delivered to customers around the world and is in operational use by the Israeli Mod.
Operational missions :
Rapid "over-the-hill", covert ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) in open area as well as urban warfare scenarios.
Force / convoy protection.
Search and rescue.
Disaster control and management operations.
Mapping on Demand photogrammetric solutions.
Combat Proven covert operation- thousands of hours accumulated in operations and missions.
Performance unmatched Uav capabilities (up to 4 hour endurance, 50 km operational range).
Superior Payload and imagery capabilities dual sensor gimbaled and stabilized payload and built in video enhancing providing high resolution imagery, automatic target tracking & image leveling.
All weather operation – rough weather resistant; Proven operations in rain.
High reliability and ease of use fully autonomous automatic launch and accurate parachute recovery, operational readiness in less than 15 minutes.
Transportability- back packed system.
Can be carried by 2 men or a small vehicle.
Weight : 9 Kg
Payload : Up to 1.3 Kg
Endurance : Up to 4 Hr.
Operational Range : Over 50 Km (Can be extended to 80 Km)
Best Operational Altitude : Up to 1000 m / 3000 ft. AGL