Autonomous, vehicle-launched UAS introduced by Elbit

ISRAEL. Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, an autonomous Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that is designed to enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. According to the company, MAGNI enables rapid deployment and launch from any combat vehicle, transforming it to an effective intelligence gathering platform.

According to the company, the MAGNI system includes a thermal payload, a communications suite (dual S-Band or LTE), an automatic coordinate tracking capability, and a built-in interface with Battle Management Systems (BMS).

Elbit officials also claim that MAGNI is operated by one user and intended to enable vehicle-mounted forces to generate visual intelligence during day and night, and feed target information to command and control systems.