UAVs- UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPASs) represent a promising but at the same time dangerous field of research, development and innovation (R+D+I). Therefore it has essential importance to operate them in line with the current legal and safety regulations and with licences. MoD ED Co. Ltd. possesses the allowances for UAV development, construction, operation handling, training and type-certification for military UAV.

Our Company offers individual, customized solutions for military, public administration and civil clients by means of knowledge and experience gained during UAV development. The essence of our concept is to build UAVs suitable for specific activity-systems complying with modern technological and quality requirements, involving national resources to the greatest extent possible. The complex system includes the unmanned aerial vehicle, the ground control panel, the data-transfer system and the operation/control softwares.

UAV development scopes:

1. Reconnaissance and surveillance UAVs

R-01 NEMERE Reconnaissance and surveillance UAV system

XS-01 ORKAN Surveillance and remote sensing UAV system

Reconnaissance and surveillance UAV Ground Control Panels

R-01 NEMERE Reconnaissance and surveillance UAV system

The R-01 NEMERE reconnaissance/surveillance UAV is suitable for military and public service (disaster relief, police, border security, tax and customs administration) missions. It is able to identify, observe and track persons, vehicles and objects from an altitude of 300-400 meters. Its payload contains of a high-resolution, stabilized camera with zoom and day and night (thermo) viewing functions, remotely controlled from the ground panel. The UAV starts by a bungee and lands with a parachute.

Main technical features

  • Propulsion: electric motor
  • Net weight of the aircraft: 5-7 kg
  • Wingspan: 2.3 m
  • Maximum altitude of flight: 2000 m
  • Minimum/maximum speed: 60/100 km/h
  • Range: 15-20 km
  • Maximum flight time: 90 min
  • Guidance: remote control and autopilot (programmed flight route, camera control, loitering, waypoint flight, immediate return to base etc.)

XS-01 ORKAN Surveillance and remote sensing UAV system

The versatile XS-01 ORKAN Surveillance and remote sensing UAV is inter alia suitable for public service (disaster relief, police, border security, tax- and customs administration) and civil (guarding and protection, agriculture, industry, transport, environmental protection, meteorology, geodesy and cartography) aerial missions. According to the given technical requirements, the UAV can be equipped with high-resolution day and night camera, thermos imager, different multispectral sensors and other detectors. The UAV starts by a bungee and lands optionally with a parachute.

Main technical features

  • Propulsion: electric motor
  • Net weight of the aircraft: 8-12 kg
  • Wingspan: 3.3 m
  • Maximum altitude of flight: 2000 m
  • Minimum/maximum speed: 50/150 km/h
  • Range: 15-20 km
  • Maximum flight time: 120 min
  • Guidance: remote control and autopilot (programmed flight route, loitering, waypoint flight, immediate return to base etc.)

Reconnaissance and surveillance UAV Ground Control Panels

The ground control panel (GCP) guiding the UAV is easily portable, rapidly deployable and easy to operate and does not require special operation skills. The device, integrated into a Peli Case, meets the strict demands and is resistant to water and dust. The control panel continuously displays the aircraft’s actual position on the map, and a real-time video-stream transmitted by the UAV. Its operation software is user friendly, which can be customized within limitations according to special needs.

2. Target unmanned Aerial Vehicles (air targets)

METEOR-3MA target unmanned Aerial Vehicle

M-8 target unmanned Aerial Vehicle (REMOTE CONTROL AIR TARGET)

GCS – Ground Control Station

METEOR-3MA target unmanned aerial vehicle

The METEOR-3MA unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAVs) are primarily suitable air targets simulating real hostile aircrafts for Air Defence Forces equipped with surface-to-air missiles. The Air Defence Force units’ training and practice with UAVs is a cost effective and safe solution. The METEOR-3MA UAVs are equipped with a safety camera, a Luneberg radar reflector and pyrotechnic appliances as payload. The special ability of the system is to perform air target missions by operating simultaneously three UAVs in the air, with a pre-programmed flight route. Take-off and landing requires prepared land and is implemented with a running gear.

Main technical features

  • Propulsion: gas turbine
  • Net weight of the aircraft: 18-20 kg
  • Wingspan: 5 m
  • Length: 2.5 m
  • Maximum altitude of flight: 3000 m
  • Minimum/maximum speed: 60/230-250 km/h
  • Range: 15-20 km
  • Maximum flight time (fully charged): 30 min
  • Guidance: remote control and autopilot (programmed flight route, loitering, waypoint flight etc.)

M-8 target unmanned aerial vehicle (remote control air target)

The M-8 mini TUAV is suitable for modelling simple air activities in order to monitor the combat readiness and other capabilities of the air defence artillery forces equipped with pounder- and machine guns. The special ability of the system is to perform air target missions by operating simultaneously three M-8 aircrafts in the air, with a pre-programmed flight route. Take-off is done by hand and the vehicle lands on the belly. Its operation is cost effective.

Main technical features

  • Propulsion: electric engine
  • Net weight of the aircraft: 3-4 kg
  • Wingspan: 2.1 m
  • Length: 0.8 m
  • Maximum altitude of flight: 1000m
  • Minimum/maximum speed: 40/100 km/h
  • Range: 10 km
  • Maximum flight time: 60 min
  • Guidance: remote control and autopilot (programmed flight route, loitering, waypoint flight etc.)

GCS – Ground Control Station

The task of the Ground Control Station (GCS) is to navigate and monitor the TUAVs’ flight. The MACP has been developed on a two-axle trailer from where three operators can simultaneously navigate three METEOR-3MA or M-8 TUAVs by three workstations. In the specially designed cargo bay even four METEOR-3MA aerial vehicles can be transported to the mission’s location. The control centre can be deployed within short- only 25-30 minutes- time to perform air traffic control and operator tasks.


E-mail address of the person in charge: szilvagyi.tibor@hmei.hu

JUSTEUS INTERNATIONAL REGULATION FINDER

Introduction of the project content:

The purpose of the development is to gather EU primary, secondary and complementary legal resources in the EU's official languages for official and private law enforcement bodies, business executives and other market members and to enable the searching – and the expansion with own documents - on a single common surface.

The application deals with EU treaties, regulations, guidelines, other documents and EU judgments with specific metadata and entity retrieval methods. These allow, with the usage of advanced search technologies in source documents, to provide more extensive and deeper searches than the currently available search modes, tailored to individual user needs.

News, events

  • At the closing of the project PIAC_13-1-2013-0117, a closing conference was held on 29 June 2016 at the headquarters of MoD ED Co. Ltd. The conference was built around the practical demonstration of the prototype developed within the project and a summary of the test results. It is of the utmost importance for the Company that the opinion-generating organizations involved in the testing have overall been positive about the results of the development and shared their experiences with the developers. With the gained information and suggestions, the product development process begins.
  • At the closing of the project PIAC_13-1-2013-0117 MoD ED Co. published a press release. Press release
  • At the closing of the project PIAC_13-1-2013-0117 MoD ED Co. published a publication at the website of Jogi forum. http://www.jogiforum.hu/publikaciok/784
  • The development process of the International Regulation Finder has come to another milestone. On June 3, 2016, within the framework of a professional forum, the user circle, opinion-forming organizations were involved in the International Regulation Finder test process. The application was presented at the meeting, coupled with practical information of usage and the main elements of the application's testing. After the professional event, with the involvement of the organizations, the International Regulation Finder test process have begun. Some of the staff members of the General Prosecutor's Office, the Hungarian Official Journal Publisher., the Ministry of Justice, the Hungarian Competition Authority, the Office of the National Assembly and the Birher Law Office attended the event.
  • On March 21, 2016, a conference called "Access to and Reuse of EU Legal Information" took place in Brussels, where the Company and the project were represented by our co-worker. The purpose of the conference was to provide users with access to current EU legal information and the development trends of the EUR-Lex Publications Office. As the International Regulation Finder uses the content of EUR-Lex, the information obtained can be utilized in the next phase of development. For more information about the conference, please visit: http://publications.europa.eu/en/web/access-reuse-conference/home
  • During the development of the marketing plan, a proposal was made by the professional team to change the product name, which the management accepted. Instead of LEXPERT International Regulation Finder, the JUSTEUS International Regulation Finder will be introduced. The reason for the change was primarily to avoid identity-related anomalies, and the additional content behind the new product name helps to develop and update the marketing concept. The "just" element of the new product name clearly refers to legal content, whether it is the Latin Jus, or the English justice word. The second member "EUs" refers to the international, EU perspective. The product's motto is "EU law simply". The website of the product is available at: Justeus
  • On February 29, 2016, we presented the results of the development at a professional forum. The development of the International Regulation Finder has come to a phase where it was necessary to inform the prospective user community about the future application that MoD ED Co. Ltd. intends to create, and about its specially designed unique technology solutions that support users. It was also essential to gather information about the professionals’ needs, and in if necessary, to involve the main professional fields’ members in the testing phase. Representatives of the General Prosecutor's Office, the Hungarian Official Journal Publisher, and the Hungarian Competition Authority attended the event.
  • On November 10, 2015, at a project launching meeting the development task that has been carried out so far and the development tasks planned until the closing of the project was presented to the project development team.
  • From October 1, 2015, MoD ED Co. took over the implementation of the PIAC_13-1-2013-0117 project from Montana Kft. After the beneficiary switch, MoD ED Co. Ltd. has a total project cost of HUF 188,965,000, of which the non-refundable grant is HUF 99,805,025. The planned date for completion of the project is 30 June 2016. Press release

E-mail address of the person in charge: weisz.peter@hmei.hu

MOBILE BIOLOGICAL LABORATORY

The Mobile Biological Laboratory (MBL) – which was constructed and built by involving civil engineering developer companies - is the Hungarian Defence Forces (HDF) and the Ministry of Defence, Electronics, Logistics and Property Management Company Ltd.’s (MoD ED Co. Ltd.) response to the new challenges of 21st century biodefence and epidemiology. The MBL is a widely applicable new generation field-operable biological laboratory, which can be deployed to the operating area in a very short time.

The main – primarily military - task of MBL is the rapid detection and identification of potential biological warfare or bioterrorism agents. In addition, the laboratory can participate in effective management of disasters, public health and epidemiological situations, in cooperation with military and civilian medical units as well.

MBL is a unique capability among NATO and EU countries, thanks to its extremely wide range of applicability and flexible adaptability to different tasks and situations. The own-developed laboratory methodology and reagent kits and the modular structure of the laboratory equipment primarily allow this capability.

The methods and reagent kits of the laboratory allow its permanent applicability for human diagnostic and epidemiological purposes. Research and development activities related to the expansion of the reagent palette provide an opportunity for close technical cooperation with non-governmental research institutes as well. The different versions of the laboratory equipment (box-lab, 1- or 2-container lab) provide the modular structure, which is the basis of task-oriented applicability as a part of CBRN and medical tasks forces.

Between 2009 and 2013, a consortium led by the MoD ED Co. Ltd. developed a high biosecurity level (Bio Safety Level 4) container laboratory (RDL-09) which meets today's technical and technological standards. The RDL-09 prototype laboratory device is a result of a 5-year R&D project and contains several technical innovations. Two of these got Hungarian patent, namely the ‘Self-supporting container frame structure of expandable space for laboratory purposes’ (P1300685) and ‘Biological Safety Level 4 Container Laboratory’ (P1300686).

The Hungarian Defence Forces and MoD ED Co. Ltd. have developed a new, second generation laboratory based on the previously acquired manufacturing and practical experience while retaining the unique ability at international level.

Involving the container developed by MoD ED Co. Ltd., it was possible to integrate the former 5-container complex into two containers according to changes in NATO-philosophy, in line with the previous years’ offers. The present 2-container laboratory (RDL-15) is the latest generation of container laboratories, which is based on the experience, gained during the applications of MBL’s previous versions and involved the results of the R&D project lead by MoD ED Co. Ltd.

To provide the long-term readiness and sustainability of the capability, MoD ED Co. Ltd. set up a background infrastructure which contains a hangar for storage of containers and a high biosecurity level (Bio Safety Level 3) stationary laboratory for continuous work on laboratory method and reagent development projects.


E-mail address of the person in charge: berenyi.jozsef@hmei.hu

APPLICATION IN EXCERCISES AND MISSIONS

  • The Mobile Biological Laboratory since 2013 participated in two missions, fifteen national and multinational field exercises, and served in five NATO Response Forces (NRF) readiness periods
  • MBL was deployed as a part of the Multinational CBRN Defence Battalion in NRF 3rd rotation to support the Olympic Games in Athens
  • During the NRF 7th rotation’s Multinational CBRN Defence Battalion in 2006 NATO Riga Summit the NRF demonstrated the full operation capability
  • MBL with the present 2-container laboratory participated in two certification exercises in 2015. With achieving successful certification, the MBL is the only lab capability within the deployable biological laboratories, which has evaluation from two different military services, namely the CBRN and the medical.

RDL-15 CONTAINER LABORATORY

The RDL-15 2-container lab is a new generation high-mobility field-operable biological laboratory equipment. This device is applicable for fast and high-sensitivity identification of pathogen microorganisms and expend to high biosafety laboratory conditions. The confirmatory identification capability near to the contaminated area is supporting timely decision making of bio-risk management and preventive measures against disease outbreaks.

The main areas of application of the 2-container laboratory complex are military biodefense and epidemiologic tasks. The containers together or separately can be used in the fields of civilian biodefense, epidemiology, and disaster management.

Fields of application:

  • Military and civilian biological and epidemiological reconnaissance
  • Consequence management of bioterrorism actions
  • Prevention and controlling of disease outbreaks
  • Management of animal disease outbreaks
  • Natural disasters’ management

Capabilities

  • Container complex consisting of 2 connected ISO20 containers (BSL and PCR)
  • The laboratory areas, and technical support systems mounted into each container unit
  • The C3 point is placed into BSL container’s expandable area
  • Customized transporting and loading capability
  • Operation temperature: from -20 to +40°C
  • Deployment time: 30-60 min
  • 24 hours self-sustainable operation
  • Medical stocks enough for 30 days
  • Staff: 12 personnel
  • Advanced confirmatory identification methods
  • Sample processing and analysis time: 6 hours/16 samples

Laboratory processes (technology, methods):

  • BSL container: “BSL-4 glove box” laboratory environment
  • PCR container: sterile molecular laboratory environment
  • New and unique sample preparation processes
  • Preliminary results with high-sensitivity combined rapid field tests
  • Confirmatory analysis with two or more different diagnostic methods
  • Real-time PCR, automated electrophoresis equipment
  • Identification of biological toxins with ELISA method
  • Classical microbiological methods: culturing of aerobe and anaerobe bacteria
  • Antibiotic resistance assays, biochemical assays
  • Variable identification methods adaptable to user’s requirements

Technical features:

  • BSL container is an expandable standard ISO20 1CC type
  • PCR container is standard ISO20 1C type
  • The containers can be operated independently with their self-contained energy supply, HVAC and air condition and IT-control systems
  • Connection of energy supply and IT-control systems provide integration of the 2 containers into one complex unit
  • 3 pillar synchronized energy supply system
  • Optional energy resupply (network monitoring system, automatic switching)
  • Diesel power generator (optimal noise- and vibration level)
  • UPS capacity (continuous, fluctuation-less, emergency power supply)
  • Operating driver module (automatic deployment, operation, redeployment and emergency protocols)
  • Adjustment controls (monitoring and adjusting the parameters of subsystems, storing operation data and statistics)
  • Laboratory process control (data registration, analysis protocol construction, central laboratory device control)
  • Communication system between laboratories, camera system, analysis protocol projection and stepping system)