The goal

The main goal of the DELAER research project is the design, development, manufacturing and flight testing of a prototype Unmanned Aerial Vehicle System (UAS), which will provide direct support to Greek isolated territories and islands, via aerial delivery of lifesaving supplies and dedicated equipment. The system will be based on a large-scale, autonomous, fixed-wing, novel Blended Wing Body (BWB) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) configuration, as well as a portable ground control station (GCS).

The mission

The DELAER RX-3 mission involves cruising to the point of interest for up to 65km, payload delivery, and cruising back to the base of operations.

The payload

RX-3 payload has been selected to support a wide range of humanitarian missions (life rafts, medical equipment, provisions etc.).

TEST test

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Cruise range

70 nm

Fully autonomous flight

Use of composite materials


110 lbs

Realtime video  720p quality

Payload insulation

Flight endurance

up to 10h

Flight planning capabilities

Aerial drop payload delivery

Cruise speed

97 kts

Ability to link with the Hellenic Rescue Team Network

Data gathering & management system

Maximum velocity

135 kts

One-man, portable ground control station featuring double datalink, network equipment and folding antenna

Takeoff runway

<394 ft

Tele-communications system with an SDR data-link

Operation at adverse weather and 30 knots (8BFT) wind gusts