The R60

Rugged. Reliable. Proven.

Over 100,000 Flight Hours.

The R60 sets the standard for real-time, secure, aerial intelligence across a wide range of applications. From executing clandestine tactical and ISR missions to boarder patrol and FOB security, the R60 delivers secure situational awareness to both ground forces and remote command.

Technology & Features

A ruggedized, IP-53 rated carbon fiber and reinforced polycarbonate folding airframe makes the R60 both robust and quick to deploy. But there’s more to this UAS than meets the eye. Hover over the red circles below to see for yourself.

Intelligent Flight Control & Propulsion System

Delivers reliable performance and precise position hold capabilities in demanding conditions like high winds.

Patented Folding Airframe

Compact, folding design is easy to transport and is deployable in minutes by a single operator without tools.

Advanced Imaging Payloads for Long-Range ISR

Infrared and zoom imaging payloads deliver electro-optical and infrared imagery and video for versatility in day or night missions. R60’s dedicated quad core processor and GPU provides real-time onboard image and video processing.

Military-Grade Encryption

Secure, all digital network provides AES-256 encryption, and seamless interoperability with tactical networks and situational awareness applications, including ATAK.

Increase mission endurance with Automatic In-Air Replacement (AIR)

Gain persistent eyes on target with AIR which enables a fully charged, ready to launch SkyRanger to automatically replace another airborne SkyRanger when its battery is depleted or it needs to land.

AIR also enables real-time payload swaps for when conditions change (daylight into night operations) where a SkyRanger flying an EO/IR Mk-II replaces a SkyRanger flying a HDZoom 30 for improved nighttime ISR.

Securely Distribute ISR with the Remote Situational Awareness Toolkit (RSAT)

RSAT provides a cross-domain, common operating picture for Centralized Command, Decentralized Execution. RSAT enables warfighters to ”hide in plain sight” on commercial IP networks as they securely distribute ISR from dismounted units worldwide and across all operational domains.

  • Remote Control – Interactive video feed can be controlled by viewers (e.g. toggle stream on/off, or switch EO and IR cameras, insert camera targets)
  • Real-time Telemetry – Readout of critical aspects of aircraft location and performance indicators (airspeed, battery levels, wind speed, restricted airspace, etc.)
  • Redundant Uplink – Multiple channels from a small form-factor appliance for low-latency delivery (as low as 3 seconds) to any screen – no application required

Advanced Imaging Payloads

Long-Range Zoom

See Without Being Seen

The Aeryon HDZoom 30 provides up to 30x optical zoom and 60x enhanced digital zoom for eyes-on-target at distances up to 3.1 miles (5 km).

High-Definition Infrared

The Aeryon SR-EO/IR Mk II delivers high-definition daylight and thermal imagery in a weather-resistant 3-axis stabilized gimbal.

R60 Performance Specifications

Flight Time

Up to 50 Minutes
*Endurance is dependent on payload weight and operating environment

Max Range

1.86 Miles (3km) with standard base station
6.21 Miles (10km) with directional antenna

Payload Capacity

1.5 lbs (0.7kg)

Max Ceiling

15,000′ MSL

Wind Tolerance

40 mph sustained, 55 mph gusting (65 kph, 90 kph)

Operating Temperatures

-22˚F to 122˚F (-30˚C to +50˚C)

Frequency & Waveform

High-Power WiFi: 345 Mhz, 900Mhz, 1.28Ghz, 1.38Ghz, 2.4Ghz
Wave Relay: 2.3Ghz – 2.5Ghz

Ground Control Station

Aeryon Mission Control Station (MCS) Software
Running on Panasonic FZG-1 Toughpad

Video Metadata

Embedded STANAG 4609 KLV Metadata


AES256 with Physical Key Exchange

Environmental Tolerances

Weather-rated operations, with an IP-53 rated airframe


Aircraft 5.3 lbs (2.4kg) (Airframe, arms, legs, battery, no payload)
Standard Pack 11.0 lbs (5.0kg) (Aircraft, base station, HDZoom30, tablet)

Flight Training

5-day course at your location + Aeryon eLearning academics
Mission-specific training and train-the-trainer programs are also available

See the R60 in Action

Schedule a Flight Demonstration Today