DSA 2018: Malaysia's Deftech showcases Aludra Camar surveillance UAV

Malaysia’s DRB-HICOM Defence Technologies (Deftech) unveiled at the 16-19 April Defence Services Asia 2018 (DSA 2018) exhibition in Kuala Lumpur a 1:2 scale model of the Aludra Camar unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) it is developing with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
Malaysia’s Deftech unveiled at DSA 2018 a 1:2 scale model of the Aludra Camar surveillance UAV it is developing jointly with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.Photo by: IHS Markit / Gabriel Dominguez
Development of the 40 kg platform, which made its maiden flight in July 2017, is expected to be completed by 2019, a company official told Jane’s .
The UAV, which has a 4 m wingspan, is designed to carry out surveillance and mapping missions.
Made of composite reinforced materials, the platform has a stated range of up to 80 km and a maximum cruise speed of 80 km/h, can fly for 6 h, and reach an altitude of up to 5,000 ft, according to the company.