PLOVDIV (Bulgaria), June 1, 2018, Text: WB GROUP, Photo: WB GROUP
Micro Combat Unmanned Aircraft System WARMATE (Micro C-UAS WARMATE) is designed in order to support the following combat operations, depending on the payload in use:
– Surveillance, detection, recognition and identification of the objects of interest (EO/IR payload GS9),
– Detection and strike against the enemy personnel (EO-fragmentation charge warhead),
– Detection and strike against the enemy’s light armored vehicles (EO-linear cumulative charge warhead).
The selection of the mission profile is being performed by choosing the proper payload/warhead just before the system operation. The payloads are interchangeable by sharing common interfaces. Micro C-UAS WARMATE can be operated as an autonomous and independent system, being transported by the army or special forces troops. The system has also the capability of being installed onboard the military vehicles, such us the terrain vehicle or armored personnel carrier. The subsystem as the Ground Control Station or Ground Data Terminal can be seamlessly integrated with the vehicle’s onboard installation making it a part of the system.
Micro C-UAS WARMATE is an alternative solution related to ATM/APM being much cheaper and allowing for the wider radius operations (10 km) with the possibility to Hunt&Kill missions for the extended period of time (30 minutes in the air). The operator has the ability to make sure the observed object is a real target to be engaged. WARMATE is a micro representative of the loitering munition class weapon. The system can be easily extended with the laser seeker capability.
The warheads installed onboard WARMATE air vehicle were designed and manufactured by Military Armament Institute (Poland) in partnership with WB Electronics S.A.
The WARMATE air vehicle, in the combat mission is an one-time, expendable solution. On the other hand, equipped with the EO/IR payload can be recovered using deep-stall landing.