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About PAE ISR
PAE ISR LLC provides intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance solutions and services to U.S. government agencies, NATO, and other international organizations. As a lead systems integrator and full-service provider for unmanned aerial systems (UAS), PAE ISR has significant experience in system integration, test and evaluation, operations and maintenance, logistics, training, deployment support, and leased UAS services.
Resolute Eagle Platform
PAE ISR is the original equipment manufacturer and systems integrator for the Resolute Eagle, a long endurance, Group 3 UAS with a heavy payload capacity. Its line of sight (LOS) / beyond line of sight (BLOS) / beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) capabilities enable a wide range of law enforcement, Homeland Security, humanitarian and commercial missions.
Designed for reliable landing and recovery without a runway, the Resolute Eagle is one airframe that has two configurations: standard fixed-wing and a hybrid vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) alternative.
The standard fixed-wing UAS is launched by light catapult and lands by skidding to a halt on its belly. As such, no runway is needed for recovery.
The hybrid VTOL Resolute Eagle, by contrast, requires an even smaller logistical footprint. Two battery-powered booms with four propellers are mounted onto the standard fixed-wing airframe, so it can take off and land vertically like a helicopter—but still cruise for long distances like a plane.
Testing and Certification
In November 2017, the Resolute Eagle conducted its first commercial airspace flight at the Pendleton UAS Test Range located at the Pendleton Airport in Oregon. The following November, the VTOL version of the UAS received an interim flight clearance from the U.S. Naval Air Systems Command.
In June 2017, PAE ISR was one of four companies chosen by the U.S. Navy to compete for a position on a potential five-year, $1.73 billion contract to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support services.
In October 2018, PAE ISR was one of three organizations selected by NASA to conduct, by July 2020, a flight demonstration of UAS sense-and-avoid technologies to be included in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration in the National Airspace System Project.
In November 2018, the Department of Homeland Security’s Science and Technology Directorate chose PAE ISR to participate in the Robotic Aircraft Sensor Program—Borders (RASP-B), designed to assess small, flight-proven UAS for border security missions.
The Resolute Eagle is designed to be a long-endurance, multi-intelligence platform.
Current payloads include the TASE400 LD optical and laser designation system and MPU5 mobile ad hoc network (MANET) radio.
The company is also considering wide-area motion imagery (WAMI), synthetic aperture radar (SAR), and a signals intelligence (SIGINT) package as add-on options. Work is also underway to reduce the weight of the Resolute Eagle in order to double its payload capacity.
- One airframe, two configurations-standard fixed-wing and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL)
- U.S. Navy (NAVAIR) Awarded
- Multi-intelligence capable
- Fully autonomous Piccolo autopilot
- Rugged and reliable 4 stroke engine
- Low acoustic signature at mission altitudes
- Small logistical footprint
- 75+ lbs fully fueled payload capacity
- 1150 watts onboard power / 900 watts available for payloads
PAE ISR's people bring significant experience to the table in system integration, test and evaluation, operations and maintenance, logistics, training, deployment support, and leased UAS services. Our highly skilled UAS maintenance and engineering technicians average seven years of UAS and subsystems experience. Our pilots average 15 years of unmanned aerial vehicle operations experience and are qualified to fly nearly 20 different UAV systems covering Groups 1-5.
Corporate Structure: Chico Moline, President.
U.S. headquarters: 113 Executive Dr., Suite 105, Sterling, VA 20166.
Telephone: (571) 635-8667.