SILENT ARROW® FOR TACTICAL RESUPPLY

GD-SERIES GLIDER / DISPOSABLE / AUTONOMOUS

SILENT ARROW® is a tandem-wing, disposable, heavy payload, autonomous UAS glider designed and built in the United States by Yates Electrospace Corporation to resupply distributed ground forces at up to 10X less cost than parachute drops and with enhanced safety to equipment and personnel. At less than $10 per delivered pound, Silent Arrow® is the most efficient standoff delivery platform in the world.*


 Airborne casualties are reduced by the glide ratio of 10:1, which provides a standoff safety margin for delivery assets such as C-130, CH-53 or MV-22 air drop crews of between 12,000’-25,000’ vertically with a corresponding standoff distance of 23-49 miles, respectively — well out of reach of man portable surface- to-air weapons while simultaneously protecting the location of the resupplied ground units. Silent Arrow may also be deployed by civilian aircraft such as the Cessna Caravan or by helicopter slingload.


Additionally, the insidious IED threat to resupply convoys is eliminated through Silent Arrow’s capability of reliable, stealthful and highly precise aerial delivery. 


*Based on publicly available research of known autonomous resupply aircraft with standoff capability as of 5/15/18

ER-SERIES ELECTRIC / REUSABLE / AUTONOMOUS

An electrically-powered extended range / persistent version of Silent Arrow® is available (ER-Series) enabling multiple-use operations and ground-based take-off and recovery from improvised airfields as well as air drop.


Contact: orders@yateselectrospace.com

Delivering life saving supplies in dangerous places

Ground Troops

The insidious IED threat to resupply convoys is eliminated through Silent Arrow’s capability of reliable, stealthful and highly precise aerial delivery.

Firefighters

Firefighters can be cut off in remote areas when battling wildfires. Silent Arrow® can be deployed without additional risk to human life.

Law Enforcement

Hostage and riot situations pose many concerns for police and first responders, including supply shortages. Silent Arrow® provides precise resupply drops.

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GD-1000 Specifications

WEIGHT

  • Gross Weight: 1,000 lbs (453.5 kg)
  • Cargo Weight: 700 lbs (317.5 kg)

MEASUREMENTS

  • Length: 8 ft (2.43 m)
  • Wingspan: 14 ft max span, 28 ft effective (4.2 m max span, 8.5 m effective

RANGE

  • 12,000 AGL Drop: 23 SM Standoff, 10 minute flight
  • 25,000 AGL Drop: 49 SM Standoff, 17 minute flight

CARGO

  • Volume: 21.3 cu/ft (0.6 cu/m)

LANDING

  • Accuracy: 100 ft CEP (30.4 m CEP)
  • Speed: 0 ft/sec sink, Full Stall @ < 64 kts

AVIONICS

  • Modified COTS A/P, GPS, Baro, Compass, Pitot, LiDAR, Telemetry

GD-2000 Specifications

WEIGHT

  • Gross Weight: 2,000 lbs (907.2 kg)
  • Cargo Weight: 1,600 lbs (725.7 kg)

MEASUREMENTS

  • Length: 8 ft (2.43 m)
  • Wingspan: 14 ft max span, 28 ft effective (4.2 m max span, 8.5 m effective

RANGE

  • 12,000 AGL Drop: 23 SM Standoff, 7 minute flight
  • 25,000 AGL Drop: 49 SM Standoff, 12 minute flight

CARGO

  • Volume: 21.3 cu/ft (0.6 cu/m)

LANDING

  • Accuracy: 100 ft CEP (30.4 m CEP)
  • Speed: 0 ft/sec sink, Full Stall @ < 92 kts

AVIONICS

  • Modified COTS A/P, GPS, Baro, Compass, Pitot, LiDAR, Telemetry