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Antex-M. Specifications. A photo.
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Antex-M. Specifications. A photo.

Antex-M. Specifications. A photo.

 

Antex-M - Portuguese multipurpose unmanned aircraft for military use, designed in 2002 year.

Originally, the unmanned aerial vehicle was designed as an experimental model, however, in the process of development, this device interested the representatives of the Ministry of Defense of Portugal, who after a series of tests expressed their readiness to purchase this device for military use, due to which the drone was re-qualified as a military model. At the same time, Portuguese developers did not exclude the possibility of gradual introduction of this device into the civil sphere, in particular, it is a question of the possibility of carrying out aerial photography and aerial surveying, performing tasks related to patrolling motor roads and tracing traffic, etc., however, for the reason The fact that the project was very expensive, a decision was made to abandon such an idea, which led to the fact that the Antex-M UAV was positioned only as a military vehicle Stuffy means.

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.

 

Specifications Antex-M.

 

  • 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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