Spanish Army (SP Army) use Robotican’s Rooster hybrid drone system to scan and clear buildings in military exercise

Spanish Army (SP Army) use Robotican’s Rooster hybrid drone system to scan and clear buildings in military exercise

Robotican’s hybrid drone system, the Rooster, successfully performed a building scan-and-clear mission for the Spanish armed forces during an exercise that simulated a hostile urban environment, efficiently providing vital information and real-time video for intelligence assessment.

Telefónica Ltd. collaborated with Robotican during the Foro 2E+i – Fuerza 2035 military exercise (Foro 2E+i – Fuerza 2035 2022 in Toledo, Spain). The event included the Spanish armed forces executing ground drills against enemy positions in a building while using the Robotican Rooster. The SPF company scanned and cleared the buildings as part of a breaching maneuver to penetrate the compound while keeping forces out of harm’s way.

While the company physically secured the bottom floor, the Rooster, controlled by a Robotican operator located two kilometers away, scanned the upper floors and relayed real-time intelligence to the forces on the ground. In a second scenario, the team deployed the Rooster through a hole in the building’s roof and scanned the building while the company waited for the signal to begin its assault.

The Rooster is a revolutionary, safe and easy-to-operate hybrid system for indoor and underground unmanned reconnaissance missions. The combination of ground robotics and drone capabilities provides a rapidly deployable platform with long-endurance capabilities to support indoor missions. Mesh communication increases effectiveness in underground and communication-denied areas. Additional payloads can be mounted on the Rooster to meet the diverse end-user requirements of modern militaries, special forces, first responders, HLS (homeland security) forces, and commercial organizations. Thanks to its flexible cage, the Rooster is capable of rolling over all types of terrain and flying over obstacles, staircases, furniture, or through windows. The cage prevents any damage to the drone caused by in-flight collisions with structural obstacles.

Robotican specializes in developing and manufacturing autonomous robotics and drones for challenging operational needs, with proven results. Since 2013, the company has supplied unique, creative robots and drones to the defense, HLS, and civilian sectors.