Sparrow
 
 
 
 

 
 





 
 

UAV - Sparrow
 
 
 
Sub-tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (Sub-Tac UAV's) provides:
- Cost- effective intelligence. 
- Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
- Situational awareness.
- Force protection and security.
- Remote warfare operations.

The emerging capabilities of Sub-Tac UAV system solution provide a new dimension to airborne multi-mission. The overall advantages of current technology are leveraged to provide a fully operational and affordable system, capable of meeting complex mission objective.

The Sparrow is a retrievable, modestly sized UAV, equipped with an Electro-optical, day/night, stabilized payload. It's advanced avionics provide a fully manual to fully autonomous flight, combined with surveillance and recognition capabilities.

A typically configured, fully fueled Sparrow weighs approx. 45 Kg, carries a mission specific payload of 12 Kg. and cruises at 60-70 Kts. for over 4hr. The UAV can be fitted with a larger fuel tank to facilitate extended flight duration.


Ease of Operation

The system is external-pilot-free. Launch is catapult-assisted, automatically placing the UAV at flight altitude/speed. Recovery is also automatic through the use of a parachute.


Flexibility

The 2 separate ground control elements (mini-GCS & LRS) as well as a portable video receiving station allow for increased flexibility when deploying and operating the system.


Minimal Logistics

Modest UAV dimensions, combined with light weight and small operating crew, contribute to shorten deployment time and minimize required auxiliary equipment.

 

 
Operating radius
>20km (omni ant.), >120km (directional ant.)
Powerplant
2 cylinder, 2 stroke, gasoline engine
(85/87 MOGAS with premix)
Wingspan
2.44m
Length
2.14m
Max. take-off weight  
45kg (12kg payload)
Endurance
6hrs
Speed
60-100 knots IAS
Payload
day/night electro-optical (3km mansized target direction)
Datalink
2RF command uplinks, real-time data & video downlink (encripted)
Guidance/Tracking
Guidance/Tracking up to 100 waypoints program, each point configurable in position, altitude, velocity and task. Program can be created, modified, saved and uploaded in mid flight
Launch
catapult/pneumatic launcher system (automatic)
Landing/Recovery
parachute system (automatic)
Set-up time
20min. from time of removal from shipping containers
Crew
2 GCS operator, 1 launcher/recovery operator