The RUAS variant is controlled through a Ground Control Station (GCS) common for both Leonardo’s RUAS (i.e. SW-4 SOLO and AWHERO). The GCS includes Pilot and Mission Operator Positions and allows the control of all the flight phases including engine start-shutdown, auto-take-off, flight plan and emergency procedure execution, auto-land and payloads operations.
SW-4 Solo features a large cabin with unobstructed sliding doors and flat floor and a large baggage compartment. It can be configured with the most suitable payloads kit to perform a wide range of missions.
The RUAS variant is capable of performing a large spectrum of civil and military roles including Disaster Relief, Law Enforcement, Combat Support, Intelligence, Surveillance Targeting and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) missions, both in Land and Maritime environments. When piloted, the platform can undertake manned activities including Transportation of Personnel, Surveillance and Interdiction Missions.
ISTAR Mission, Manned-Unmanned Teaming and Data Dissemination capabilities have been demonstrated in real operational environment. Furthermore ship deck operation capabilities have been demonstrated in a simulated environment, taking-off and landing from a moving platform.