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Short Range Tactical UAV ‘‘Sparrow’’

   Tactical UAV for day or night reconnaissance and surveillance short range missions (up to 10 km) carrying EO payload (daylight or IR camera on the gyro stabilized platform) up to 1.5 kg.

Technical characteristics and performances

 

  • Engine:                                         DC electric, 800 W
  • Propeller:                                     Two blades, graphite composite
  • Battery:                                        Li-Po 28V, 8000mAh
  • Wing span:                                  2.806 m
  • Wing area:                                   0.75 m2
  • Length:                                       1.94 m
  • Weight (without payload):           5.5 kg
  • Maximum payload weight:          <1.5 kg
  • Max takeoff weight:                      7 kg
  • Max speed:                                   120 km/h
  • Cruising speed:                            61 km/h
  • Operational altitude (AGL):         300 - 500m
  • Flight duration:                            1+ h
  • Launching:                                   Automatic, hand launch
Landing:
  • Automatic, parachute and airbag
  • Optional: belly landing

 

Uplink:  UHF, frequency-hopping spread spectrum

Downlink:  S-band, digital, coded

Guiding:  Fully autonomous way points tracking, holding, camera guiding

  • Emergency and return home mode
  • Altitude and velocity