Here's beautiful footage of our PD-1 UAV launched from a pneumatic catapult and recovered by parachute! PD-1 UAS can be optionally equipped with a pneumatic catapult launcher (PCL) capable of launching drones up to 40 KG. PCL air pump can be either powered by batteries or a gas/diesel generator, which ensures autonomous use of the system. The parachute recovery system can be easily installed and removed from PD-1 UAV based on the mission requirements. The whole system was designed so that different components can be quickly replaced "in the field" if needed.