05 November 2021
by David Ing
SCR is to start selling a version of its SCRAB target drone converted into a UAV system. (SCR)
Sistemas de Control Remoto (SCR) is to start selling a version of its SCRAB target drone converted into an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, which it presented at the International Defence and Security Fair (FEINDEF) being held in Madrid on 3–5 November.
The company’s managing director, José Antonio Ceballos Peláez, told
on 4 November the SCRAB was especially apt for producing a fast flying UAV that can reach speeds of up to 360 km/h, compared with 160 km/h for a normal remote aircraft. “It is a very versatile platform thanks to its modular design,” he said.
Research and development work has already been carried out over the past two years on the original SCRAB I, but the transformation process will also be suitable for the larger and later II and III versions, he added.
The SCRAB I is powered by a turboprop that SCR says gives it a speed and ceiling that cannot be achieved with traditional internal combustion engines, with its low weight making it easily deployable along with its components.