R80D SkyRaider™

Developed for U.S. Defense and Federal Government Customers, the R80D SkyRaider delivers a range of versatile Group 2-3 payload capabilities with the agility and single-operator deployment footprint of a proven Group 1 VTOL aircraft. With its ability to carry and deliver multiple payloads up to 7.7 lbs, an open architecture, and one of the fastest, most powerful embedded artificial intelligence (AI) computing devices available on a sUAS, the SkyRaider is redefining what’s possible with a man-packable UAS.

Developed exclusively for U.S. DOD and Federal Agencies, RaiderOS employs enhanced cybersecurity measures to bolster operational security. R80D SkyRaider also supports payloads specifically for US Government operations.

The R80D’s open architecture, including the Payload Development Kit (PDK) supporting payloads up to 7.7lbs, allows end users and integrators to expand the capability set of their aircraft.

Advanced edge-of-network processing, enabling object detection and classification, semi-autonomous flight, and the ability to thrive in GPS- or comms-denied environments.

40 min

8 km

18 m/s

5 kg

Developed for U.S. Defense and Federal Government Customers, the R80D SkyRaider delivers a range of versatile Group 2-3 payload capabilities with the agility and single-operator deployment footprint of a proven Group 1 VTOL aircraft. With its ability to carry and deliver multiple payloads up to 7.7 lbs, an open architecture, and one of the fastest, most powerful embedded artificial intelligence (AI) computing devices available on a sUAS, the R80D is redefining what’s possible with a man-packable UAS.

Built on a battle-tested UAS architecture, the R80D integrates specialized hardware and software to support the unique needs of the U.S. DoD and Federal Government users including proprietary hardware and software interfaces, ATAK/Nett Warrior integration and more.

The R80D’s expanded carrying capacity, open payload architecture, and dynamic and responsive flight control, provides an unprecedented level of flexibility in a single sUAS.

Developed exclusively for U.S. DOD and Federal Agencies operating the R80D, RaiderOS adds enhanced communication channels designed to keep pace with both evolving mission requirements and cyber-security threats.


With multiple embedded NVIDIA processors, the R80D is a flying supercomputer with an engine for real-time artificial intelligence at the network edge, including object detection and classification. Four dedicated computer vision cameras – upgraded to max available HD resolution on the latest R80D airframe – enable autonomous operations, landing on a moving target and flights in GPS-denied environments.

With the StormCaster family of payloads, the R80D provides “Group 2 ISR in a Group 1 UAS”. With the latest prop/motor updates R80D operators can now attach and deliver nearly any object up to 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg). The updated EO/ IR Frontcam (320×240 LWIR, 1080p EO) provides domain awareness when carrying bottom-mounted, non-camera payloads, or can provide over 210° of simultaneous fore and aft situational awareness surveillance. The EO/IR Frontcam and all Teledyne FLIR imaging payloads benefit from Teledyne FLIR’s integrated suite of AI tools and image analytics in both EO & IR , including Object Detection/Classification, Target Tracking, Moving Target Indication, Target Geolocation and Heading & Speed, and Augmented Reality Overlays.

The Unmanned Development Kits (UDK) further extend the R80D platform for end users, enabling complex integrations and rapid development of capabilities to meet tomorrow’s evolving mission sets – integrate custom payloads and sensors, integrate C2 and deploy custom applications on UAS hardware. The latest R80D airframe includes a ruggedized connector providing access to aircraft power and communication networks, for persistent operations with the Tether Kit, and a rear-mount accessory port for Teledyne FLIR and 3rd party capabilities.

The R80D’s carbon fiber and magnesium airframe is tested to IP-54 and military standards. In flight the R80D can withstand sustained winds up to 40 mph (65 kph), and operate up to 15,000’ MSL. Mission success is underpinned by a robust digital MIMO communications link and two independent navigation subsystems. The R80D is able to execute semi-autonomous missions without an active command link for operations in RF-denied environments.


Item Specification
Height 17.7in (45cm)
Total Length 53in (1.35m)Propeller tip to propeller tip
Weight 11 lbs (5kg)
Compatible Teledyne FLIR Payloads
Supported through the Payload Development Kit (PDK)
Laser Target Designator
Carry, Drop, Emplace
Osprey: Up to 7.7lbs (3.5kg)
Day Imager
StormCaster-T, HDZoom30, EO/IR MK-II, HD40-XV
Night Imager
StormCaster-T, EO/IR MK-II
Image Stills
StormCaster-T: 640 x 512 pixels
HDZoom 30: 20 megapixels (5184 x 3888 pixels)
HD40-XV –
EO/IR MK-II: 13 megapixels (4192 x 3104 pixels) / (640 x 512 pixels)
StormCaster-T: 5x optical, 15x digital
HDZoom 30: 30x optical, 60x digital
HD40-XV: 33x optical, 66x digital
EO/IR MK-II: 4x digital
Field of View Storm
Caster-T: 31° to 6° optical, 2° with digital zoom
HDZoom 30: 68.6° to 2.6° (30x), 1.3° (60x)
HD40-XV: 60 to 2.1 (33x), 1.0 with digital zoom (66x)
EO/IR MK-II: 58° / 45° (13mm) or 32° (19mm)
Video Resolution
StormCaster-T: 640 x 512 60 FPS, H.264 recorded
HDZoom 30: 1080p60 H.264 HD recorded
HD40-XV: 720p30 H.264 recorded
EO/IR MK-II: 640 x 512 / 8.33 FPS H.264 recorded
Video Metadata Embedded
STANAG 4609 KLV metadata
Third Party Payloads: (See separate materials)
Typical Endurance
Over 40 minutes with standard propulsion system
Tether Kit available
Over 60 minutes with new XL Battery Packs
Max. Speed
Ground speed 31mph (50kph)
Max ascent speed 13ft/s (4m/s)
Max descent speed 9ft/s (3m/s)
Temperature -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C)
Wind 40mph sustained, 56mph gusting (65kph, 90kph)
Precipitation Tested to IP-54 and military standards
Data Link
Frequency 915Mhz, 922Mhz, 2.2Ghz + other frequencies and waveforms
Radio Range Up to 5 miles (8km) with standard base station