RQ-35 Heidrun

The RQ-35 Heidrun is a combat proven, fixed wing, mini UAV for low-altitude surveillance intelligence and reconnaissance missions. It is designed to be implemented as an organic ISR platform providing high situational awareness to ground force commanders.

Based on our experiences from Ukraine, our skilled engineers has configured the RQ-35 Heidrun to be highly EW resistant and capable of flying in GNSS denied airspace.

With a range of up to 30 kilometers of live video feed, it is ideal for collecting real-time sensor data from any mission-critical area without exposing the drone operator to the dangers of direct fire.

Collecting images of a mission area or POI allows your S2 Intelligence Section to generate high-resolution, textured 2D and 3D mesh models for powerful analysis.

The RQ-35 Heidrun mini UAV is higly mobile and can be rapidly deployed in the field or in an urban environment. It is operated by an easy-to-use touch based UI application.
  • Flight Time: 100 min. (>135 min. UKR pre-released batt.)
  • Hand launched
  • Deployment time: 5 min
  • Transmission range 30km
  • Wind tolerance: 12 m/s
  • Deep-stall landing within a 5-12m radius
  • U.S. MIL-STD-810: EO/IR System Level
  • STANAG 4586/4609: Interoperability Level 4
  • ATP- Guidance for the training of UAS Operators


The RQ-35 Heidrun UAV platform is unique due to its multipurpose design. It is the ideal partner for both ISR and mapping missions. With the accessories shown below, the platform becomes even more versatile, as the UAV is capable of providing real-time video feed and full controls, streaming the video feed to the ground force commander and to remote decision-makers and generate new 2D/3D map material at a flight distance of up to 30 kilometer.

Compact Ground Station

IP68 standards sets the bar for our testing methods, which makes the Compact Ground Station build to last and securing your vital data connection in the field. Universal mount for either your Short Range or Long Range antenna setup, makes it Mission versatile.

Patch Antenna

Maintaining high level of mobility and at the same time ensuring high quality of data transmission for an operational range of 25 KM are key design criteria for the Patch Antenna setup.

The complete Patch Antenna setup will with its small footprint and low weight easily fit into the backpack together with the complete fixed wing UAS system.

Quick and easy setup combined with the automatic alignment and tracking of the UAV emphasizes the benefits to mobile deployments of UAV missions.

Long Range Patch Antenna

Securing optimal connection at distances +30km (beyond line of sight) by tracking your UAV at all times, makes our Long Range Patch Antenna setup a popular companion to our RQ-345 Heidrun platform. It enables the drone operator to fly the UAV in safe distance providing protection against direct fire.

Mapping Payload

The still camera combines an APS-C size Exmor™ CMOS image sensor with a BIONZ X™ processor to produce high-precision 24 MP images for a wide variety of applications. It uses E-Mount interchangeable lens options, providing maximum flexibility of lens solutions for your specific mission.

Backpack for Fixed Wing UAS

In the RQ-35 Heidrun Tactical Backpack you can pack the entire RQ-35 Heidrun UAS kit providing maximum mobility when you need to deploy the UAV with the combat ground forces as organic ISR.

The RQ-35 Heidrun Tactical Backpack is a light-weight camouflage backpack based on the MOLLE system for high flexibility, and it allows you to distribute various equipment across multiple persons or to keep the entire system with a single person.

The Tactical Backpack is designed for use by Special Operations Forces and is made in Denmark by our partner Tardigrade Tactical.

For transportation in armoured vehicles and storage you also have the option to use the standard Peli flight case.

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Live video feed during critical operations securing real-time battlespace situational awareness to the ground force commander.

Force Protection

Force Protection Installation Planning for your permanent or temporary base. Use the RQ-35 Heidrun to Generate sensor data for map overlays to gain insights of fields of view and fields of fire from Outside-In and Inside-Out.

Front Line Decision Support

Creating a valid foundation for reaching the best and safest decisions before and during a critical mission.

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