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United 40  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: Yabhon United 40
Origin: United Arab Emirates
Corporations: ADCOM Systems
Parent System: United 40
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2010
Total Production: ?
Family Members: United 40 Block 5
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Description: The ADCOM Systems Yabhon United 40, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is a medium altitude, long endurance (MALE) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) featuring ultra-long flight endurance of up to 120 hours. The outstanding tandem double-wing glider is the key to its ultra-long endurance. The United 40 is suitable for near real-time combat assessment; battle damage assessment (BDA); intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR); special operations utilizing the Namrod air-to-surface missile; support of humanitarian aid; border security; and communications relay missions. The aircraft can be outfitted with two ADFLIR pods and four under-wing pods with a payload of 100kg each. Besides, the United 40 can be equipped with a synthetic aperture radar (SAR) and terrain avoidance sensor.

The hybrid propulsion system drives a single three-blade propeller located at the tail's and allowing a cruise speed from 75 to 220 kilometers per hour. The propulsion system main engine is rated at 115-hp and the electric motor at 80-hp. Each United 40 aircraft can be loaded with four Namrod missiles under its rear wings.

United 40 Specifications

Crew: 0
Number of Engines: 1
Propeller Blades: 3
Wing Area: 24.3 square meter (262 square foot)
Height: 20 meter (66 foot)
Length: 11.1 meter (36.5 foot)
Wingspan: 20 meter (66 foot)
Ceiling: 7,000 meter (22,966 foot)
Max Power at TakeOff: 115 hp (86 kW)
Cruise Speed: 220 kph (137 mph)
Stall Speed: 50 kph (27.0 knot)
Flight Endurance: 120 hour (5 day)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 900 liter
Empty Weight: 520 kilogram (1,146 pound)
Max Takeoff Weight: 1,500 kilogram (3,307 pound)
Payload: 1,000 kilogram (2,205 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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