Rugged, all-weather heavy payload logistics drone designed for Indian Army to transport essential goods in harsh environment and at very high altitudes.
One of the most critical challenges of the Indian Army across northern and eastern borders is the transportation of essential goods like fuel, ammunition, food, and medical kits from Base depots to the forward posts at very high altitudes. In many situations, transporting a 50 kg cargo may take up a full day. This situation is compounded further by harsh weather conditions. The Mistral Xherpa is a rugged, all-weather heavy payload logistics Drone designed to operate in harsh environments and at very high altitudes. The Mistral Xherpa can be deployed for military operations at altitudes from 5000 to 20000 feet, making it ideal for windy mountainous terrains with high snowfall. The Mistral Xherpa can perform with high efficiency in high altitudes and windy facilitating transportation of essential goods, saving time, and reducing risks for humans.
With high endurance, long-range capability and multiple payload options, the Mistral Xherpa is an ideal solution for the transportation needs of the Indian Army. The 6061-aluminum structure of the chassis acts as a heatsink, ensuring optimal temperature during prolonged missions. The arms, rotors, and other parts of the Xherpa are manufactured using the latest CNC technology. Adhering to the safety design and fail-safe system, Mistral Xherpa employs coaxial rotors with 4 arms and 8 rotors flight efficiency. Mistral Xherpa comes with two standard payload options: an under-belly payload and a hanging payload. The under-belly payload is fixed to the drone and has a fixed dimension. The hanging payload is connected to a cargo hook, a device suspended below a drone, via a sling for quick release of the payload during flight. The State-of-the-art multi-axial stabilization of the drone enables it to fly super smooth even in strong winds and gusts.
Ground Control Station
Ground Control Station of Xherpa is a heavy-duty computer built inside a rugged case, running the GCS software with all necessary video and telemetry data links. The GCS is available in single and dual display configurations. It can be placed on the ground, on a portable table, or integrated with foldable legs. A Portable GCS unit in HOTAS (Hands on Throttle and Stick) layout is also offered on request.
- Payload of up to 50 kg
- Operational altitude of up to 20,000 feet above MSL
- Range up to 20km (modular set-up and line of sight)
- Flight time of 20 - 25 minutes
- Cruise at 50 - 60 kmph (max speed 80 kmph)
- Manual & autonomous operational modes
- MTOW (Max. Take-off weight): 250 kg
- Number of motors: 4-8, 22 kw
- Battery: Li-Ion Battery, 50.4V, 12 kWh
- Charge time: Approx. 60 min
- Operating temperature: -20 °C to 50 °C