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Initial Operational Capability (IOC): January 2009
Maiden Flight: 11 September 2006
Total Production: 4
Unitary Cost: EUR€34 million   (USD$35 million)
Also Known As: Eagle 1 and SIDM
Origin: France and Netherlands
Corporations: Airbus Group* and Thales   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: EUROMALE
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): January 2009
Maiden Flight: 11 September 2006
Total Production: 4
Total Cost: USD$1.4 billion
Family Members: Eagle 2
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Description: The Eagle is a Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV designed for strategic intelligence missions. It will meet the requirements of the French Air Force, MALE program, and the Netherlands. This European program has been named EUROMALE and it is being developed by EADS as prime contractor and Thales. The Eagle UAV will incorporate IR/EO sensors, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), Electronic Intelligence (ELINT), and Communications Intelligence (COMINT), and laser designator payloads. Communications between the UAV and the ground control station will be done via satellites (SATCOM) and line-of-sight data links.

Eagle 1 will perform strategic intelligence missions during 24 hours at altitudes of 25,000 feet. In service date for the Eagle UAV is scheduled for 2009 and the program total cost involving 12+12 Eagles could be as high as €1,100 million. The Eagle is an evolution from IAI/MALAT's Heron long endurance UAV. Up to five different payloads consisting of EO/IR sensors, SAR or Maritime Patrol Radar, ESM, COMINT, radio relay and more, can be carried by a single Eagle/Heron at the same mission.

EuroMale/SIDM maiden flight was carried out successfully on 11 September 2006 after taking off from Istres French Air Force Base in France. The flight was monitored by EADS, IAI and the French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA). This flight was managed by SIDM ground control station validating the UAVs satellite communications and line-of-sight datalink.

Harfang Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Length: 9.30 meter (30.5 foot)
Wingspan: 16.6 meter (54 foot)
Ceiling: 25,000 foot (7,620 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 600 meter
Max Range: 1,700 kilometer (918 nautical mile)
Take Off Run Distance: 600 meter
Max Power at TakeOff: 115 hp (86 kW)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 112 knot (207 kph)
Flight Endurance: 24 hour (1 day)
Service Life: 15 year
Max Takeoff Weight: 1,250 kilogram (2,756 pound)
Payload: 250 kilogram (551 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Harfang News

There are 5 news between
11 Sep 2006 and 27 Jun 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014Harfang Controlled Successfully from French Air Force Base 5,000 km Away
Thursday, February 19, 2009EADS Astrium Provides Satellite Bandwidth for SIDM UAV in Afghanistan
Thursday, February 12, 2009French Air Force to Deploy SIDM UAV in Afghanistan
Thursday, June 5, 2008French Air Force SIDM Interim UAV Completed its Flight Acceptance Tests
Monday, September 11, 2006EuroMale/SIDM Successfully Conducts its Maiden Flight

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