Sunday, 1 January 2012

Desert Hawk III

Desert Hawk III
 Next-generation Desert Hawk III Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has been 
deployed in the global war on terror by United Kingdom military forces.
 Combat proven Desert Hawk III continues to evolve to meet the changing 
demands of the warfighter. 
Desert Hawk III provides the most persistent surveillance in its class by 
with its gyro-stabilized 360-degree sensor turret, color and low light
 electro-optical plug-and-play payloads, and roll-stabilized infrared 
sensor payloads. The Desert Hawk III UAS consists of a rugged air vehicle
 and a lightweight, portable ground station, which provides operator
training, autonomous pre-flight planning, in-flight control of
 plug-and-play optical and infrared sensors, terrain avoidance measures,
 and the ability to provide real time dynamic in-flight mission and flight
 profile retasking .

Maiden flight : 2003
Wing Span 52 in (1.32m)
Length 34 in (0.86m)
Weight 7 lb (3.2 kg)
Engine : electric motor driving a pusher quiet propeller
Endurance approx. 1 hour

Desert Hawk III Launch

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