Evergreen Unmanned Systems has deployed an Elbit Systems Skylark I LE unmanned aerial vehicle to provide aerial surveillance to assist with humanitarian missions in Haiti.
The Skylark has been primarily used to survey rural orphanages in the mountains around Port-au-Prince, with the UAV operating at an altitude of 5200ft. Contact with many Haitian orphanages has still not been established because of the remote locations of the facilities.
The Skylark, which is carried by an individual person, can launch without use of a runway, search for survivors, document infrastructure damage and identify blocked roads, Evergreen says. The UAV has an endurance of three hours and weighs less than 10kg.