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Bat 12  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2013
Maiden Flight: January 2010
Total Production: ?
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Northrop Grumman
Parent System: Bat
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): April 2009
Total Production: ?
Family Members: KB4 and STUAS
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Description: The Northrop Grumman Bat is a family of tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (TUAV) having wingspans from 6.5 to 33.2 feet and suitable for irregular warfare environment. Swift Engineering originally developed this TUAV family as the KillerBee offering real-time ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance), communications relay and strike capabilities. On April 27, 2009, Northrop Grumman re-named the product line to Bat with its Aerospace Systems sector and Swift Engineering continuing design refinement, product line development, flight test support and manufacturing.

The Bat/KillerBee Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) features a blended-wing aircraft body design with rear two-blade propeller developing 12-15 hp. It also has common systems for land or sea launch, recovery and ground control. The unique design of Bat based upon Line Replaceable Units (LRUs) enables growth for future payloads and additional mission capabilities. Bat is ideal for force protection in an expeditionary environment, and represents a major upgrade to today's embedded airborne surveillance, reconnaissance and target acquisition capability.

The Bat 12 is a a 12-foot wingspan variant of Bat unmanned air vehicle (UAV) that incorporates a highly-reliable Hirth engine as well as a low acoustic signature five-blade propeller.

Bat 12 Specifications

Propeller Blades: 5
Wingspan: 12 foot (3.66 meter)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Bat 12 News

There are 2 news between
25 Feb 2010 and 14 Nov 2013
Thursday, November 14, 2013Northrop Grumman Demonstrates Electronic Attack Capability for the First Time on a Group III Unmanned Aircraft
Thursday, February 25, 2010Bat 12 Unmanned Aircraft System Successfully Completes First Flight

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