The Ninox 40 MT is a loitering munition developed by SpearUAV. Described as a ‘smart and precise loitering munition’ with a ‘rapid and lethal kill chain’, the micro-tactical drone system is designed for ‘single-user operation and can be launched manually or from a standard 40 mm. grenade launcher.’ Described as ‘lightweight enough to be incorporated into the soldier’s vest and carried on the person during combat’, the UAV is a small quadcopter with retractable shoulders and propellers and can be customized to meet customer requirements. The Ninox 40 MT has ‘flight capacity of up to 35 minutes, extensive intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities.’ It is fitted with a ‘day and night camera for enhanced situational awareness, automatic tracking, and can be launched on the move in harsh environmental conditions.’ EDR, ‘SpearUAV Unveils Ninox – a Unique Encapsulated Drone System for Instant ISTAR Capabilities’, … Continue reading
Promotional videos from Spear advertise the Ninox 40 as having an ‘autonomous AI based system’, and automatic target recognition and target tracking.
Type: Loitering munition
Combat; Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); situational awareness. The system has also been described by SpearUAV as suitable for providing ‘advanced capabilities to various law enforcement agencies, such as police – for use in public safety and law & order applications, prison services – for management of any disorder or prison break attempt, border guards – for situational awareness and securing sensitive infrastructure, and more’.European Defence Review Magazine, ‘SpearUAV expands its Ninox family, unveiling the Ninox 40 handheld’, … Continue reading
max. 35 minutes flight capability
|↑1||EDR, ‘SpearUAV Unveils Ninox – a Unique Encapsulated Drone System for Instant ISTAR Capabilities’, https://www.edrmagazine.eu/spearuav-unveils-ninox-a-unique-encapsulated-drone-system-for-instant-istar-capabilities; Inceptive Mind, Ninox 40, a micro-tactical drone that can be launched manually’, https://www.inceptivemind.com/ninox-40-micro-tactical-drone-launched-manually/15567/; Spear, ‘Ninox 40 MT’, https://spearuav.com/solutions/?tab=ninox40; Business Line, ‘SpearUAV, Paras Aerospace ink pact to unveil Ninox 40 system in India’, https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/spearuav-paras-aerospace-ink-pact-to-unveil-ninox-40-system-in-india/article33751021.ece|
|↑2||European Defence Review Magazine, ‘SpearUAV expands its Ninox family, unveiling the Ninox 40 handheld’, https://www.edrmagazine.eu/spearuav-expands-its-ninox-family-unveiling-the-ninox-40-handheld-a-revolutionary-encapsulated-drone-system-for-immediate-manual-launch|