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Origin: Russia
Corporations: AS Yakovlev
Parent System: Expert
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Description: The Expert unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being developed by AS Yakovlev design bureau is intended to provide airborne reconnaissance day/night and environmental monitoring. The information gathered by the Expert's TV or infrared imaging payload is transmitted in real-time to the UAV's ground control station. In addition, environmental sensors can be integrated on the Expert. Basically, Expert is a low-altitude, lightweight, fixed-wing aircraft provided with a single 10-hp turboprop engine mounted on the central upper fuselage.

A single Expert surveillance system comprises up to three air vehicles, a ground control station, a launcher/catapult and servicing equipment. Expert air vehicle is launched using a catapult and is recovered landing on unpaved airfields. The whole system can be carried by a single minivan-type car and requires a two-man crew. Expert can remain on station at ranges of over 50 to 100 km for six hours.

Expert Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
System Crew: 2
Height: 0.59 meter (1.94 foot)
Length: 2.10 meter (6.89 foot)
Wingspan: 4.20 meter (13.8 foot)
Ceiling: 450 meter (1,476 foot)
Max Range: 100 kilometer (54 nautical mile)
Max Power at TakeOff: 10 hp (7.46 kW)
Climb Rate: 5 mps (980 fpm)
Cruise Speed: 110 kph (68 mph)
Flight Endurance: 6 hour (0.25 day)
SetUp Time: 30 minute
Max Takeoff Weight: 40 kilogram (88 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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