EADS defence unit Cassidian is offering its DVF 2000 unmanned air system to the Malaysian armed forces, touting the lightweight design's utility in support of land and maritime operations.

Developed by France's Survey Copter, the catapult-launched mini-UAS will be on show at the 26-30 March Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition. The fixed-wing type offers a flight endurance of up to 2h, while carrying a 1kg (2.2lb) electro-optical or infrared camera. Operating range is cited as more than 30km (55nm).

DVF 2000 UAV - Cassidian 


"DVF 2000 provides real-time video and pictures to a mobile ground control station," says Cassidian in a pre-show statement.

"We are actively pursuing opportunities in the field of sensors and UAVs, for both military and security forces' use," says the company's head of Asia-Pacific, Peter Gutsmiedl.

Source: Flight International