HUNTER (MQ-5B)

USA Northrop Grumman UAV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  Northrop Grumman   
HUNTER (MQ-5B)
Use(s): provides corps, division and brigade warfighters with near real-time, sustainable and highly accurate reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition, battle damage assessment, SIGINT and strike capabilities Manufacturer: Northrop Grumman - Stark Aerospace Inc Powerplant: Northrop Grumman – APL55hp JP-8 (HFE) three-cylinder inline piston, 880cc (two each) Dimensions: length: 7.01m, height: 2.16m, wingspan: 10.44m, rotor diameter: 1,36m Weight: empty: 659kg, MTOW: 886kg, max payload: 226.8kg (fuel plus payload) Performance: speed: 110kt (dash), endurance: 21,3hr (with EO/IR payload), ceiling: 18,000+ft (above MSL), mission radius: 250+km (TCDL or relay mode), endurance speed: 60-80kt Payload: Tamam 770mm/third-gen FUR EO/IR MOSP, demonstrated 39 payloads for DoD customers including communications relay, SIGINT, ELINT, COMINT collectors and jammers, NBC detection sensors, SAR/MTI, and non-lethal and lethal munitions Data Link: LoS (C-band, Ku-band or customer-specific) plus airborne relay Guidance/Tracking: GPS and LN-251 INS Launch: external pilot or differential GPS auto-takeoff and landing system (ATLS) Recovery: external pilot or differential GPS auto-takeoff and landing system (ATLS) Structure Material: composite Electrical Power: 3KW available for payloads GCS: US Army One System GCS Status: in production




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NG sponsors 2014 UAV Outback Challenge

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AN influential air power lobby group wants Australia to acquire long-range unmanned combat aircraft that can fire precision missiles against targets without risk to pilots.

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Predator: More Unmanned Electronic Attack Capabilities

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Northrop Grumman Wins MQ-4C Triton UAV Contract

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Northrop Seeks to Rent Out Small Training UAV

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Fire Scout surpasses flight hour record aboard USS Samuel B. Roberts

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X-47B aborted third landing attempt

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X-47B carrier landing video

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