Description: IAI's Malat Division Bird Eye 400 is a mini-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) member of the Bird Eye family of mini and micro UAV systems designed for tactical reconnaissance. One Bird Eye 400 system is packaged into two carries and can be assembled within several minutes. It features low acoustic signature and 80 minutes of flight endurance.
Bird Eye 400 can be operated by one or two soldiers in support of small military fighting units. The operator establishes the flight path before the launch of the UAV system on a computer. Once launched, the Bird Eye 400 operates autonomously using a digital map and pre-programmed flight coordinates control. This kind of UAV are electrically powered by a battery.
Bird Eye 400 Specifications
Crew: 0 Dimensions Length: 800 millimeter (31.5 inch)
Wingspan: 2 meter (79 inch) Performance Ceiling: 305 meter (1,001 foot)
Max Range: 15,000 meter (9.32 mile) Time Flight Endurance: 80 minute (1.34 hour) Weight Max Takeoff Weight: 4.10 kilogram (9.04 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Russia2 Unmanned aerial system purchased along with I-view MK150 and Searcher Mk II UAVs in April 2009 to meet the requirements for tactical reconnaissance UAVs to provide reliable battlefield intelligence. The lack of such capability was a grave deficiency experienced by the Russian Armed Forces during the South Ossetia conflict against Georgia in August 2008.