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Warmate

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:

  1. Surveillance, detection, recognition and identification of the objects of interest (EO/IR payload GS9),
  2. Detection and strike against the enemy personnel (EO-fragmentation charge warhead),
  3. 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.

Micro C-UAS WARMATE is fully autonomous solution allowing for real time operation and control based on the video feed acquired from the payload/warhead. The system is composed of the following components:

  1. WARMATE Air Vehicle,
  2. EO/IR 2 axes stabilized payload GS9,
  3. EO/fragmentation charge warhead (GO-1),
  4. EO/linear cumulative charge warhead (GK-1),
  5. Ground Control Station,
  6. Ground Data Terminal with 2 axes automatic antenna tracker,
  7. Cassette pneumatic launcher,
  8. Transport cases/backpacks (depending on the configuration).

 

The system supports the operator during all of the mission phases. There is a special guidance tool facilitating the target aiming phase when the warhead is in ARMED mode.

The technical specification of Micro C-UAS WARMATE:

Take – off method Cassette pneumatic launcher
Operation radius 10 km LOS
Ceiling 500 m AGL, 3000 m AMSL
Operation altitude 30 – 200 m AGL
Flight endurance 30 min
Maximum Take-off weight 4 kg
Maximum velocity (IAS) 150 km/h
Payload selection:EO/IR stabilized payload,

EO/Fragmentation charge warhead,

EO/Linear cumulative charge warhead,

Fully automatic flight control (hunt phase)/Aided flight control (engage phase)
Instantaneous readiness for the mission (when AV is loaded into cassette launcher)
Target aiming support tool


Warheads used in Micro C-UAS WARMATE

 

Cumulative warhead GK-1 –  designed for destruction of light tanks and armored personnel carriers. It is part of the carrier (UAV), prepared for integration with UAV WARMATE

GK-1 Specifications:

– armor penetration: 100 – 120 mm RHA

– security device type SAD (Save-Arm-Disarm)

– full information about the current status of the warhead,

– armaments and weapons can be changed remotely by the UAV operator

High Explosive warhead GO-1
is designed for destruction unarmored individual targets: riflemen, machine-gun nests, punks resistance. It is part of the carrier (UAV), prepared for integration with UAV WARMATE

GO-1 Specifications:

– range of effective destruction – 10 m

– explosive material – 300 g TNT

– security device type SAD (Save-Arm-Disarm)

– full information about the current status of the warhead,

– armaments and weapons can be changed remotely by the UAV operator