Military Uncrewed Systems Handbook Issue 30

UAVs SPECIFICATIONS

Jointly developed by AAI Unmanned Aircraft Systems, a unit of Textron Systems, and Aerosonde, the Aerosonde Mk 4.7 is a fixed-wing UAV. First demonstrated in 2009, the platform can be launched from land and ship-based platforms and can conduct ISR missions over a period of up to 14 hours. Length: 2.03m Wingspan: 3.6m Height: 0.8m MTOW: 36.3kg Payload: 9kg Max speed: 65kt Cruise speed: 50kt Range: 140km Ceiling: 15,000ft Endurance: 14h Textron Systems Unmanned Systems ► Aerosonde Mk 4.7

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems ► Aerosonde Mk 4/5

The Aerosonde Mark 4 and 5 come from a long line of capable aircraft. The Aerosonde Mk 4 series has several sub-variants to improve the endurance and handling of the aircraft. The Aerosonde Mk 5 is known as the medium-endurance, low-altitude aircraft. It was announced in 2009 that the Aerosonde Mk 5 made a successful first flight at Yuma Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona. All test objectives were exceeded or met, thereby validating the aerodynamics capabilities of the aircraft. The platform is also closely associated with the USN’s small TUAS programme and the USMC’s Tier II UAS programme. Length: 2.1m Wingspan: 2.9m Height: 0.6m MTOW: 14kg Payload: 5.3kg Cruise speed: 50kt Range: 1,850km Ceiling: 19,685ft Endurance: 35h

Textron Systems Unmanned Systems ► Aerosonde SUAS

The Aerosonde SUAS comes from a long line of capable aircraft. The Aerosonde SUAS, like the Aerosonde fleet of aircraft, operates through contractor-owned and operated agreement services or can be acquired as a system. The aircraft delivers multi-mission performance and operators for worldwide customers. It has provided more than 150,000 flight hours. Length: 1.7m Wingspan: 3.45m Height: 0.6m MTOW: 16.8kg Payload: 4.5kg Max speed: 62kt Cruise speed: 50kt Range: 140km Ceiling: 14,765ft Endurance: 19h

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