Tekever AR5 is the most advanced medium-altitude, medium-endurance fixed wing UAS in the market.

Missions such as Search & Rescue, Maritime Surveillance and Maritime Patrol benefit from the higher capability, increased endurance and reduced operating costs offered by the TEKEVER AR5.

TEKEVER AR5  main capabilities

  • Multiple platforms, one system
  • Tactical UAS MTOW up to 180Kg 
  • BLOS satellite communications
  • High precision video, imagery and sensor data in real-time
  • Flexible architecture, supporting multiple types of payloads and datalinks
  • Highest production standards, and prepared for certification
  • Used in multiple collaborative projects for testing and validation
  • ITAR Free
  • Fully managed LoS and BLoS datalink handover
  • Short unpaved runways for take-off and landing
  • Automatic take-off and landing (ATOL)

TEKEVER AR5 – The European Maritime Patroller


The RAPSODY Project, led by TEKEVER, will test the use of unmanned aerial systems in a maritime context through real-conditions demonstration of two scenarios: search and rescue missions; and pollution and oil spill monitoring. The systems will operate over the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the Mediterranean Sea. This is the first time unmanned aerial systems will be introduced into maritime surveillance missions in Europe.


Wide Area Surveilance

Near Shore and Maritime Missions

mission wide areas search
  • Autonomous surveillance of large maritime and land areas, with onboard multi-sensor pattern detection
  • Combined use of LoS and BLoS datalinks to maximize performance and minimize operational costs
  • Multi-mission support, including border protection, fire surveillance and infrastructure monitoring
mission maritime
  • Optimised onboard and ground algorithms for oil spill detection
  • Multi-sensor fusion and specialised support to Search and Rescue operations
  • Prepared for anti-piracy and traffic control missions
  • Support to fisheries inspection using high precision sensors

Technical data

Wingspan   730 cm
Length   400 cm
MTOW   180 kg
Cruise Speed   100 km/h
Endurance   20 hours
Available payload capacity
(in addition to minimum sensor and communications packages)
  up to 50 Kg

Sensor Package and Communications Package

Minimum sensor package

  • 1 multi sensor 3 axis gyro stabilized gimbal
  • AIS receiver

Available optional sensors

  • 5 sensor gyro-stabilized gimbal
  • Multiple EO/IR sensors
  • AIS and EPIRB
  • Maritime Radar
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar

Typical communications package:

Line of Sight

  • Configurable CNPC SDR DL, default between 400MHz and 1.2GHz
  • Configurable CNPC SDR back-up DL, default between 400MHz and 1.2GHz
  • Configurable Payload DL, default between 1.2GHz and 6GH

Beyond Line of Sight (optional)

  • CNPC DL over commercial Satcom service @ 1.5-1.6 GHz (L-Band)
  • Payload DL over commercial Satcom service @ 1.5-1.6 GHz (L-Band, shared)

Other options available upon request