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SkyLite B  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2005
Total Production: ?
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Rafael
Parent System: SkyLite
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: ?
Family Members: SkyLite A
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Description: The SkyLite B is a tactical man-launched, electrically powered, easy operation, loitering surveillance and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) member of SkyLite mini-UAV family. Its Electro-Optical (EO) payload is stabilized and outfitted with gimbals. SkyLite offers long endurance, high resolution imagery, autonomous operation mode, and can be launched from confined spaces and urban areas. Weather changes don't pose a grave threat for SkyLite.

The broad mission profile for SkyLite tactical mini-UAV includes from conventional battlefield missions in support of infantry forces and armored units to on-going urban security. Its flexibility allows for continuous tracking of a stationary target, surveillance of a crowded urban area, scanning an axis, accompanying a combat force, tracking personnel and vehicles, as well as directing a combat force to its target. Information gathered by SkyLite is relayed back to a ground station which also takes care of commanding mini-UAV.

SkyLite B mini-UAV, shoulder-launched system is intended for the Israel Armed Forces and international customers. SkyLite B gets airborne using a catapult/launcher and is recovered using its built-in parachute and air bag systems. Both systems make this mini-UAV highly reusable. Its primary users are infantry troops deployed up to battalion level delivering more than one and a half hours on station providing Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) capability.

In June 2007, Rafael disclosed an improved version of SkyLite B featuring a greater range of over 35 km, flight endurance of 3 hours and secure digital data link. The improved SkyLite B was equipped with a more powerful battery and extended wing tips which increased the air vehicle's weight by 1.5 kg.

SkyLite B Specifications

Crew: 2
Fuselage Diameter: 120 millimeter
Length: 1,100 millimeter (43 inch)
Wingspan: 1.70 meter (67 inch)
Max Range: 20,000 meter (12.4 mile)
Cruise Speed: 28.3 mps (102 kph)
Flight Endurance: 90 minute (1.50 hour)
Max Takeoff Weight: 6.50 kilogram (14.3 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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SkyLite B News

There are 4 news between
21 Nov 2006 and 22 Oct 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008SkyLite B Breaks World Records
Monday, September 15, 2008Spike and SKYLITE B Team Up to Demonstrate Real-Time Closure of Sensor-to-Shooter Loop
Sunday, June 3, 2007Rafael Unveils SkyLite B Extended Range, Longer Endurance Version
Tuesday, November 21, 2006SkyLite B Undergoes Trials in Australasia

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