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Threod Systems: Tailor-made UAS solutions designed for military, governmental and civil applications

Words By: Drone Major

About Threod Systems

Threod Systems specializes in developing, producing, and operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) that are designed for information collection and exploitation in military, governmental and civil applications. Threod supports the decisionmaking process on every level of command.

Threod Systems is known for rapid product development and tailor-made UAS solutions for small multirotors, fixed-wing UAV platforms, and in-house developed sub-systems.

Products & Services

Fixed Wing UAS

Threod Systems fixed-wing UAVs are fully integrated and ready to use systems that meet the demanding customer requirements in the following fields: military, law enforcement, police, border protection, intelligence, governmental and service applications.

All UAVs come with our proprietary autopilot, electro-optical sensors and user interfaces, which makes the system deployment efficient and reliable. Threod Systems aims to bring larger UAV capabilities down to smaller UAV classes, in order to make those capabilities available for smaller states and/or units. Therefore, we provide cost-effective high-end capabilities at a fraction of the cost.

EOS mini-UAS

Mini-UAV that brings Small UAV capabilities down to mini UAV level.

EOS is a hand-launched and parachute-recovered electric mini UAV designed to deliver stable and clear imagery.

Purpose: Platoon Area of Operations, Force Protection, Point Security, First Responder Support, Border Security and National Border Management

Advantages:

Over 2 hours flight time guaranteed

Extremely low noise – silent at 150m

Outstanding aerodynamics

Powerful and fully stabilized dual EO/IR gimbal

Plug & play aerial mapping payload

HD video feed and onboard recording

Applications:

MILITARY: Battlefield reconnaissance and surveillance functions, fire support and battlefield damage assessment.

GOVERNMENT: Security services, search and rescue, border guard patrol, firefighting, police, riot control and mapping.

COMMERCIAL: Security companies, property surveying, power line survey, forestry, mapping, precision agriculture and environmental research.

Stream C UAS

Stream C – NATO class I UAS that does the class II job

STREAM C is a robust and versatile unmanned aerial vehicle designed to mount relatively large payloads for small class UAV. Examples include MWIR gimbal solution with Laser Range Finder, Signals Intelligence Direction Finder, Aerial Mapping Sensor.

Key features:

6-8 hours flight time

Up to 6kg payload capacity

Communication distance up to 150 km

Multi-sensor payload (MWIR gimbal is co-located with aerial mapping sensor)

HD video feed and onboard recording

KLV Metadata according to STANAG 4609

Multirotors

Vertical Take-off and Landing capability is crucial in urban and restricted terrain environments, and missions that cannot be completed using speedy fixed-wing aircraft. Threod Systems offers VTOL UAV solutions for specific tasks and restricted locations to support critical missions. All of the Threod Systems’ multirotors use proprietary autopilot and gimbal solutions in order to provide fully integrated solutions and efficient lifecycle management.

In addition to surveillance and information gathering missions, Threod Systems offers a multi-payload heavy-lift multirotor solution that is able to carry optical gimbals, life-saving equipment, riot control payloads, loudspeakers, LIDAR sensors, aerial mapping payloads and many more. By purchasing Threod Systems’ multirotors the customer maintains flexibility to use multiple types of payloads and solve many problems using a single UAV.

KX-4 Interceptor

KX-4 is a highly configurable and easy to assemble multirotor for surveillance, military and law enforcement missions.

It is a backpack-transportable and easy-to-assemble platform that provides georeferenced video and imagery. The man-portable solution makes it a perfect tool for small teams operating in remote areas without external support.

Users: Police SWAT, Border Patrols, Guard Units, Search & Rescue and First Responder Teams.

KEY ADVANTAGES

– Lightweight, modular design
– Backpack-transportable
– Rapid deployment
– Fully autonomous or fly-by-camera flight modes
– Powerful and fully stabilized dual EO/IR gimbal
– HD video feed and onboard recording

Security

AES-256 encrypted telemetry, imagery and voice

Command and Control

Handheld or Mobile Ground Control Station

Interoperability

– Remote Video Terminal

– STANAG 4609 compliant KLV metadata

KX-4 LE Titan

KX-4 LE TITAN (Long Endurance) is a heavy-lift multirotor with multiple payload options. It is a perfect tool for surveillance, rescue and law enforcement missions.

Purpose

Enhanced Situational Awareness for Police, Guard & Rescue Services, First Responders.

KEY ADVANTAGES:

6.1 kg lift capability
Long endurance
Fully autonomous or first-person view flight modes
Multiple plug & play payload options
Emergency parachute
Detachable booms and landing gear for easy packing

Security

AES-256 encrypted telemetry and imagery

Command and Control

Handheld or Fixed Ground Control Station

Interoperability

Remote Video Terminal
STANAG 4609 compliant KLV metadata

Sensors

Sensors sense the situation and provide data for situational understanding. Having proprietary sensors, Threod Systems grants exceptional stability and quality of the electro-optical imagery for information collection. From the end-user perspective, downtime of the sensor is always shorter if all the equipment comes from the same manufacturer.

Threod Systems develops electro-optical sensors that can be used on UAV, UGV or as stand-alone camera gimbal systems for surveillance tasks. All gimbals can be tailored according to the end-user operational needs. Examples include: high zoom, HD or FHD live feed, video tracking, geo-tracking, slant ranges, target location, UAV location, target altitude, UAV altitude and many more.

Features:

Gyro-stabilized imagery

Geo-positioning, geo-lock, video tracking

Moving Object Detection and tracking

Ethernet, CAN and multicast video

STANAG 4609 compliant KLV metadata

Redundant use of sensors

MWIR, EO, LRF, IR pointer

ORCA

ORCA gimbal with a cooled MWIR sensor is Threod Systems in-house developed powerful gimbal for law enforcement and commercial use. The cooled MWIR sensor detects vehicles at 15 km and humans at 9km.

DOME

Small, lightweight, powerful and well stabilized triple EO/IR/IR gimbal system for ISR tasks.

SHARK

Small, lightweight, powerful and well stabilized dual EO/IR gimbal system for ISR tasks.

UAV Subsystems

Threod Systems’ engineering capability makes it possible to develop different UAV subsystems where outsourcing is not the best solution due to integration difficulties or long lead times. Threod UAV subsystems are an integral part of the overall UAV solutions and are also sold as separate products for the UAV system integrators.

UAS HWIL Simulator

Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation integrated into Threod Systems Autopilot

Threod Systems UAS Training and Simulation system offers high-end tools for R&D and the training of UAS operators and teams. It is a cost-effective way to maintain operators’ skill level and test UAS operating procedures.

Design a UAS concept and technical solution.

Reduce the UAS life-cycle cost. Plan and prepare UAS missions.

Develop UAS operation procedures.Exercise interoperability.

Rehearse sensitive and high-risk missions in a safe, controlled environment.

Test UAVs in different environments and weather conditions.

Handheld Ground Control Station

Threod Systems Handheld Ground Control Station is a small UAV control station with an integrated datalink and joystick panels.

Threod’s handheld GCS is based on the Panasonic Toughbook tablet computer which means full desktop class computing power in the user’s hands. Its buttons and joystick layouts can be easily customized and additional modules can be installed on the GCS’s backside bay.

UAV Launching System

Stand-alone system that can be used with any 35kg MTOW UAV.

Modular design, aluminium profile, light-weight structure.

Air powered, controlled over GCS, simple and quick assembly, adjustable length for different platforms.

MTOM 35 kg, launch speed 20 m/s.

Services

UAS Development

Threod Systems has an exceptionally wide product range and develops many sub-systems in-house to maximize economic and technological efficiency.

Sub-systems integrated to Threod product line include autopilots, simulation environment, payload modules, customized engines, electrical components and software solutions.

Producing all these systems in-house gives us better flexibility in providing our customers with the best possible solutions that fit their requirements, ensures maximum exportability and reliable supply chain as well as a competitive price advantage.

This makes Threod Systems a complete Unmanned Aerial System manufacturer covering all the key technologies in the UAS market.

We customize solutions!

Threod Systems provides full training for the UAV operators according to the NATO Standard ATP-3.3.8.1 Guidance for the Training of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Operators.
Threod Systems UAS Training and Simulation Centre offers high-end tools for R&D and the training of UAS operators and teams. It is a cost-effective way to maintain operators’ skill level and test UAS operating procedures. Threod Systems provides a simulation kit for every UAV sold.

Advantages of having simulation capabilities:

Design a UAS concept and technical solution

Reduce the UAS life-cycle cost

Develop UAS operating procedures

Plan and prepare UAS missions

Exercise interoperability

Rehearse sensitive and high-risk missions in a safe, controlled environment

Test UAVs in different environments and weather conditions

Train and certify UAS operators

Simulator technical capabilities

Hardware-in-the-Loop Simulation integrated into Threod Systems Autopilot

1:1 flight simulation

EO/IR payload simulation

X-Plane or JSBSim integration

Real-world or pre-defined meteorological conditions

3D modelled target area and scenarios (Unity or VBS3 integration)

Stationary Simulation Centre or portable simulation kit


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