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Perceptor
Bloodhound drone
Production information
Technical specifications
Sensor Systems
  • RADAR
  • LIDAR
  • Magnetic Array
  • Thermal Camera
  • Optical Camera
Usage
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The RQ-104 Bloodhound is a UNSC Drone.

Description

The Bloodhound is the primary deep-space reconnaissance drone of the UNSC, deployed from warship platforms to perform deep space and high-orbit reconnaissance of hostile positions. Capable of launching from a variety of platforms, including frigates, cruisers and space stations. It got be launched while in real space, or launched from slipstream space.

The Bloodhound mixes extreme resilience with high-end stealth capabilities to create a single drone package that can autonomously go for long ranges, take substantial punishment in the event of an attack and maintain near-zero visibility, even during 'close runs'.

The Bloodhound's airframe is primarily a titanium alloy, mixing high strength, light weight and some degree of flexibility, allowing it to survive the rigours of high-speed slipspace ejection. Onto this is has 4 layer armour plating, consisting of titanium alloy plates, AEGIS ceramic tiles, carbon-fibre plating for catching spalling, and an anti-radiation environmental layer to protect the delicate inner mechanisms.

The stealth features of the Bloodhound are extremely numerous, including a RADAR-resistant design, with a small cross section and few visible exterior systems. This is reinforced with RADAR absorbent paint, infra-red absorbent resins and ultraviolet absorbing laminates, rendering it invisible, or close to invisible in most spectrums. The twin X-13 Series engines allow it to journey across atmospheric thresholds and operate in all environs, with advanced infra-red suppressors intended to mask its exhaust.

For sensor capabilities, the Bloodhound utilises a full spectrum sensors suite, including several active electronically scanned array RADARs, covering all vectors, including an exceptionally powerful forward facing and down facing sensor, 360 degree thermo-optical cameras as well as a telescopic site up front capable of recording images in optical, ultra-violet and infra-red spectrums. It also has a small but powerful magnetic array, capable of picking up high concentrations of ferromagnetic material or low to high strength magnetic fields, usually caused by weapons utilising electromagnetic fields, energy shield emitters of fusion reactors. It also has a dual phase LIDAR/range fider, capable of long distance target acquisition.

The Bloodhound carries an advanced CPU, capable of rudimentary problem solving and flight adjustment. When launched on a reconnaissance mission, the Bloodhound will usually be directed along a prearranged flight pattern, intended to maximise its capability to view enemy forces. During this flight plan, in order to avoid hazards or enemy fire, it can adjust its route without adversely effecting its ability to view enemy forces. The Bloodhound can also be set to autonomously decide its own route, shadowing enemy forces and gathering as much intel as it can afford, then initiating its Return to Base protocol. During all of this it will record data and if possible, route it back to friendly forces, usually via the WarNet. Should it be incapable of doing so because of jamming or electronic warfare interference, it will disseminate all the information via hard link when docked with its mothership. It can also switch to autistic mode, producing and receiving no signals to prevent interference during a mission. This CPU also has significant cyber and electronic warfare protection, including numerous military-grade barriers for deterring cyber attack, decoy launchers, sensor jammers and evasive capabilities.

UNSC Remarks

Drones of the UNSC
Unmanned Ground Vehicles
Tier I (Small mid-endurance UGV)

M72 Jaguar Small Unmanned Vehicle | | M12 Puma Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle | M34 Serval Legged Reconnaissance System

Tier II (Mid-endurance light armour UGCV)

M22C Lion Modular Armed Robotic System | M91 Roach Modular Armed Legged System

Tier III (High endurance logistic UGV)

M51 Panther Legged Squad Support System | M70 Leopard Logistic Support Robot

Tier IV (Anti-Mine/Bomb Disposal Systems)

M22C Lion Explosive Ordnance Disposal Robot | M70 Leopard Combat Engineering Robot

Tier V (High endurance UGCV)

M70 Leopard Multifunction Unmanned Support System |M450 Aurochs Automated Weapons Platform | M16A5 Spider Mobile Unmanned Combat System

Unmanned Air Vehicles
Tier 0 (Micro UAV)

RQ-3 Peregrine

Tier I (Small UAV)

RQ-34 Kite

Tier I+ (Small UCAV)

MQ-34B Harrier | AQ-21 Kestrel

Tier II (Low altitude, mid-endurance UCAV)

MQ-44 Eagle | AQ-606 Wasp

Tier III (Low altitude, long endurance UAV)

RQ-4 Twilight

Tier IV (High altitude, long endurance UAV)

RQ-55 Equinox

Tier V (Mid-altitude, long endurance UCAV)

MQ-90 Wardog

Tier V+ (High altitude, long endurance low-observable UCAV)

AQ-22 Warhound

Tier VI (Starship Launched, long endurance UAV)

RQ-104 Bloodhound

Tier VII (Starship Launched, long endurance UCAV)

FQ-99C Warlord

Others

M34 AI UAV | T-69 Dove Tactical Medic-Aid Drone




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