TEKEVER Adds GAMASAR to AR5 UAS: Detecting Objects in Any Weather Conditions

TEKEVERTEKEVER Equips its AR5 Drone with Groundbreaking SAR Technology

by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby

Unmanned aerial systems leader TEKEVER has announced the addition of GAMASAR to its AR5 UAS. A Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) developed by TEKEVER’s Space division, GAMASAR is available on both AR5 and AR3 systems to support maritime and land missions with its ability to detect multiple types of objects in all-weather conditions.

Though the integration of SAR payloads usually imposes a major tradeoff in operational capabilities, the integrated design approach between GAMASAR and its UAS product-lines enables TEKEVER to provide unrivaled capabilities for both AR3 and AR5 in their respective UAS classes.

With GAMASAR, the TEKEVER AR5 grants greater operational performance, and the ability to detect targets under any weather condition, day and night, over extremely wide areas. With Ka/Ku Band SATCOM’s over 4Mbits in BRLOS, and GAMASAR’s up to 40km dual-side looking detection range, the AR5 is the ideal solution for any wide-area surveillance operation. With an MTOW under 200 Kg and over 12 hours of operational endurance, the TEKEVER AR5 is the most advanced system in its class, providing customers worldwide with a highly mobile, intuitive and affordable solution.

TEKEVER’s Space division is developing additional GAMASAR versions to support micro-satellite constellations. The company is applying advanced AI capabilities to fused Space and UAS-based SAR data with the goal of granting customers a greater understanding of all activities being performed in their regions of interest.

“Our SAR, which we decided to name “GAMASAR” in honor of the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama, was designed and built to enable our customers with the capabilities that are typically only available through much larger systems,” said TEKEVER CEO Ricardo Mendes. “With an extremely reduced logistics footprint and the unique capabilities provided by GAMASAR, the AR5 is a game-changer that provides our customers with tremendous value and cost effectiveness”.

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Ian attended Dominican University of California, where he received a BA in English in 2019. With a lifelong passion for writing and storytelling and a keen interest in technology, he is now contributing to DroneLife as a staff writer.