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Origin: Israel
Corporations: Aeronautics Defense Systems
Parent System: Aerolight
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Description: The Aerolight is a close range and training Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) platform featuring extremely low acoustic signature. The system has been proven in training and intelligence gathering missions. It uses a conventional wheeled takeoff and landing capabilities. Besides, the system can be launched by a catapult and can be recovered by a precision para-foil recovery system. Homeland defense missions include: law enforcement; counter-terrorism; and key facilities security. Military missions include: border and coastal patrol; Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR); Battle Damage Assessment (BDA); situation awareness; and force protection. The air vehicle is equipped with advanced avionics, GPS+INS navigation system, optional CCD-TV and infrared cameras, and an advanced data link allowing for real-time video and data transmission. The Aerolight has been fielded by the Israeli Air Force (IAF), the US Navy and international customers worldwide.

Aerolight Specifications

Crew: 0
Height: 0.96 meter (3.15 foot)
Length: 2.56 meter (8.40 foot)
Wingspan: 4 meter (13.1 foot)
Ceiling: 10,000 foot (3,048 meter)
Radius of Operation: 150 kilometer (81 nautical mile)
Loiter Speed: 50 knot (93 kph)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 100 knot (185 kph)
Flight Endurance: 4 hour (0.17 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 40 kilogram (88 pound)
Payload: 8 kilogram (17.6 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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