Antex-M. Specifications. A photo.
Antex-M - Portuguese multipurpose unmanned aircraft for military use, designed in 2002 year.
Initially, an unmanned aerial vehicle designed as an experimental model, however, in the development process, this device interested representatives of the Portuguese Ministry of Defence, which, after a number of tests have expressed readiness to buy the device for use for military purposes, which is why the drone was renamed the military model. At the same time the Portuguese developers do not exclude the possibility of gradually introducing the device in the civil sphere, in particular, we are talking about the possibility of aerofotograficheskih works and aerial survey area, the tasks associated with patrolling highways and tracking traffic et al., However, because that the project proved to be very costly, from such an idea, it was decided to give up, which led to the fact that UAV Antex-M has become positioned solely as military air assets.
The military unmanned aerial vehicle used for a wide range of tasks, this includes intelligence gathering, performance observation and patrol work, the implementation of search operations, coordination of military units, etc.
The design of an unmanned aerial vehicle has a sufficiently large dimensions, in particular drone length of 5,2 meters, while the scale of the device of the wings is 7 meters, which can be compared with the size of a small light-engine aircraft, but this factor does not affect on the maneuverability of the air vessel, which contributes mainly presence powerful propulsion and good aerodynamic shape.
Powerplant UAV Antex-M is represented by a piston engine with a thrust of 22 hp, providing acceleration drone opportunity to speed 130 km \ h. (Maximum value), while the duration of the autonomous flight of this device is limited 15 hours.
UAV Antex-M is equipped with a high-resolution electro-optical camera and an infrared camera that provides the possibility of shooting in adverse conditions or poor visibility, eg at night.
- Length: 5,2 m .;
- Wingspan: 7 m .;
- Height: 0,98 m .;
- Maximum takeoff weight: 150 kg .;
- Cruising flight speed: 100 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight speed: 130 km \ h .;
- Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
- Maximum flight height: 4500 m .;
- aircraft engine type: a piston;
- Powerplant: unknown;
- Power: 22 hp
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