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Skylark  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Skylark I LE
Origin: Israel
Corporations: Elbit Systems
Parent System: Skylark
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
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Family Members: Skylark C, Skylark II and Skylark III
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Description: The Skylark is a family of lightweight, man-portable small UAV (Unmanned Air Vehicle) designed to carry out very close range surveillance and reconnaissance missions in support of military and paramilitary forces. Besides, Skylark is suitable for perimeter security, border and coastal surveillance, anti-terrorism surveillance and law enforcement. Elbit Systems has developed this lightweight mini-UAV to meet the requirements of the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMoD).

The Skylark I mini-UAV has been designed to be operated by a two-man crew using the air vehicle along with a command and control portable tactical computer. The hand launched air vehicles features fully autonomous flight and provides real-time imagery and video. The payload options include daylight TV, night TV and infrared sensor as well as GPS positioning. It is powered by a single two-blade nose-mounted propeller with electric drive. With a takeoff weight of 5.5 kg the Skylark I has a flight endurance of 2 hours at ranges of five-to-ten kilometers while cruising at speeds of 20 to 40 knots.

Skylark Specifications

Number of Engines: 1
System Crew: 2
Dimensions
Length: 2.20 meter (87 inch)
Wingspan: 2.40 meter (94 inch)
Performance
Radius of Operation: 10 kilometer
Speed
Loiter Speed: 40 knot
Time
Flight Endurance: 2 hour (120 minute)
Weight
Max Takeoff Weight: 5.50 kilogram (12.1 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Skylark News

There are 8 news between
24 Mar 2008 and 16 Jan 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013Elbit Systems Selected for Award to Provide the US Army with Skylark I-LE Block 2
Thursday, August 2, 2012Elbit Systems of America Unveils the Skylark I-LE Block II
Friday, May 15, 2009General Dynamics and Elbit Systems of America Form Joint Venture to Provide Tactical UAVs to US Market
Monday, January 26, 2009IMOD Orders Skylark I LE Mini-UAV for Ground Forces Battalions
Tuesday, December 16, 2008Israel Ministry of Defense Selects Skylark I LE as Battalion Level Mini-UAV
Monday, September 1, 2008Undisclosed America-based Customer Purchases Hermes 450 and Skylark UAVs
Sunday, August 3, 2008Australia Purchases Further SkyLark I mini-UAV Systems
Monday, March 24, 2008French Special Forces to Acquire Skylark I mini-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
United States of America?
US Army Skylark I LE Block 2 ordered in January 2013

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