Skylynx II

USA BAE Systems UAV
Region:  USA and Canada    Country:  USA    Category:  UAV    Company:  BAE Systems   
Skylynx II
Use(s): multi-mission capability such as persistent and tactical reconnaissance (day/night, SAR/MTI), surveillance, target acquisition and target designation Manufacturer: BAE Systems Powerplant: UAV Engines AR741 38hp gasoline/ oil premix (heavy-fuel variant in development) - capability for other engines dependent on mission and/or inventory requirements Dimensions: length: 13.9ft, height: 3.3ft, wingspan: 18.4ft Weight: empty: 205lb, MTOW: 330lb, max payload: 70lb Performance: endurance: 16hr, ceiling: 18,000ft, mission radius: 120nm, range 45-110kt Payload: plug-and-play multiple payload capability to meet specific mission requirements - EO/IR with rangefinder or designator as well as SAR or other mission-specific Data Link:LoS with TCDL capability Guidance/Tracking: integrated GPS/INS/range and bearing measurement by ground data terminal Launch: wheeled take-off (tricycle gear) or pneumatic/hydraulic catapult Recovery: wheeled conventional landing or under powered/steerable parafoil Structure Material: carbon fibre and fibreglass epoxy composite System Components: number of aircraft is mission-specific, GCS, GDT, launcher (optional), ground support equipment (engine starter, fueler/defueleretc) Electrical Power: 900W(1,500W optional) GCS: STANAG 4586 LOI 5 compliant Status: in development



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