FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14 (UPI) -- Thales debuted its new Fulmar X drone this week at the Farnborough International Air Show in England, the company announced.
The new drone can be used for civil and military applications, Thales said in a statement.
Fulmar X can be configured to meet the needs of different customers, featuring endurance and aerial intelligence in a small, flexible platform with low running costs, the company said.
The drone can be deployed as a standalone system or can be integrated into wider surveillance systems.
It has an endurance of more than eight hours and an operating range of more than 48 miles.
Fulmar X is built entirely from carbon fiber composite and features a 3-meter wingspan.
It is launched by catapult and recovered automatically with a net that can be operated in confined areas like a ship or vehicle.
The recovery system is also available in configurations that don't require a dedicated infrastructure, Thales said.