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Sperwer B  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2004
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: SDTI and Sperwer-LE
Origin: France
Corporations: Sagem Defense Securite
Parent System: Sperwer
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2001
Total Production: 130
Family Members: Sperwer and Sperwer-HV
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Description: The Sperwer, also known as Ugglan in Sweden and CU-161 in Canada, is a modular, low observable, multi-mission, delta-wing unmanned air vehicle (UAV) designed to provide real time Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition an Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities in support of land forces. Sagem Defense Securite developed this UAV system in response to the French Army's SDTI (Système de Drones Tactiques Intérimaire or Interim Tactical UAV System) program. The Sperwer UAV family offering more than six hours of flight endurance includes the basic version, a high speed low altitude drone variant and a long endurance variant known as Sperwer B.

The Spervwer air vehicle utilizes a vehicle-mounted ramp for taking off and a combination of parachute and airbags for landing. Its payload includes the synthetic aperture radar (SAR), electronic warfare (EW), communications relay or EUROFLIR optronic gimbaled pod that may include daylight CCD-TV sensor, laser designator/rangefinder and/or day/night Infrared imagery sensor. A single Sperwer system includes a ground control station, ground data terminal with the tactical data link, a vehicle integrated with a catapult launcher and air vehicles. The ground control station can control two air vehicles at the same time.

The Sperwer B, formerly known as the Sperwer-LE, is intended for long endurance loitering missions at medium altitude carrying double payload than previous Sperwer air vehicle variants. It features a clipped delta wing high-lift design with a payload capacity of 100 kg for Synthetic Aperture Radar (RADAR) or electro-optical sensors (EO/IR) as well as other sensors. Besides, it can be provided with two Spike-LR anti-tank missiles for air-to-ground strike missions. Its standard flight endurance is 12 hours but can be extended to 20 hours. The Sperwer B version is fully compatible with the ground control stations and launch catapult vehicles used with previous models.

Sperwer B Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Length: 3.50 meter (11.5 foot)
Wingspan: 6.80 meter (22.3 foot)
Ceiling: 20,000 foot (6,096 meter)
Max Range: 2,000 kilometer (1,080 nautical mile)
Cruise Speed: 80 knot (148 kph)
Flight Endurance: 12 hour (0.50 day)
Max Takeoff Weight: 350 kilogram (772 pound)
Payload: 100 kilogram (220 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Sperwer B News

There are 5 news between
15 Jun 2004 and 15 Jan 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014French Army Orders Five Additional Sperwer Tactical Drones
Monday, February 27, 2012Sagem Wins Maintenance Contract for Sperwer Drones Deployed by French Army
Sunday, February 20, 2011France Orders Upgraded Sperwer Drones and Remote Video Terminals
Tuesday, July 6, 2010Patroller Long-Endurance Surveillance Drone Completes Fourth Series of Tests
Tuesday, June 15, 2004France Launches BOA Demonstrator Program

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