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 between $9-$18 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.
*Based on publicly available research of known autonomous resupply aircraft with standoff capability as of 3/1/18
An electrically-powered extended range / persistent version of Silent Arrow® is available (ER-700) enabling multiple-use operations and ground-based take-off and recovery from improvised airfields as well as air drop.
The insidious IED threat to resupply convoys is eliminated through Silent Arrow’s capability of reliable, stealthful and highly precise aerial delivery.
Firefighters can be cut off in remote areas when battling wildfires. Silent Arrow® can be deployed without additional risk to human life.
Hostage and riot situations pose many concerns for police and first responders, including supply shortages. Silent Arrow® provides precise resupply drops.