AsUAS Ghost 60 systems delivered to Special Operations ForcesNews
June 29, 2021
JESSUP, Md. UAV Solutions, Inc. (UAVS) announced the company delivered and trained Special Operations Forces Operators on its AsUAS Ghost 60 Multi-Rotor system. The Ghost 60 system was selected by the Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD), formerly the Counter Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO), for their Affordable small UAS (AsUAS) program in January 2020.
Under the IWTSD AsUAS program, UAVS claims that it will aim to deliver 44 systems totaling 88 air vehicles plus ground control stations, support equipment, and training. The total contract value is $2.3 M including the base development costs.
The U.S.-manufactured Ghost 60 sUAS is a backpackable platform with 56 minutes of endurance when carrying the UAVS 400-gram EO/IR payload. During development, the company claims that special attention was given to the ease of use for first-time operators by implementing a "Click and Fly" interface.
The UAVS-designed gimbal payload is engineered with a 10-times optical zoom HD day camera and Flir 640x480 infrared intended to allow the system to maintain reliable intelligence, surveillance, and reconaissance (ISR) capability in a cost-effective package.