French unmanned aerial systems (UAS) specialist, AERACCESS, has been awarded a major contract in the Middle East. The company received the contract valued at EUR2 million from an undisclosed defense and security government user for the delivery of several units of the Hawker Q800X UAS. The ‘all-weather’ patented Q800X is designed for over the hill surveillance and reconnaissance and is a modular system for payloads up to 3 kg.
It is designed to operate in winds up to 80kph and heavy rain up to 10mm/h. With its encrypted AES 256 datalink and video transmission, the HAWKER Q800X has been developed to defend against cyber attacks. It can also operate in GPS-denied environment in manual mode.