We selected the Bombardier CL-327 Guardian for several reasons. Of all the VTOL UAVs in its size category, it is the most mature in system readiness. It meets our requirements for small footprint, transportability, and requires only 2-3 people to maintain/operate the system. It is progressing with the requirements for TCS compliance and it maintains and impressive overall system which is applicable to supporting this demonstration.
With a 220 pound payload capability it can remain on station for approximately 4.5 hours operating at 100 km from the ground station. This can be extended to 200 km for 3.5 hours. The system operates up to 18,000 feet and can dash at 85 MPH. Its vertical characteristics make it ideal for a concept demonstration supporting this demonstration.