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Aircraft BAe PHOENIX, which was designed by designers of Great Britain, is an operational-tactical UAVs for intelligence work. It is designed to aid in the exploration of ground troops. With this machine can carry detection and identification of enemy targets and in real time. It can operate independently of the time of day and to transmit information systems for artillery and ground rocket launchers. It is also able to produce UAVs help in pointing at the target and interfere with signals intelligence opponent. The machine is able to carry out a chemical, bacterial attack, as well as to suppress enemy air defense systems.

It should be noted that almost every regiment of artillery of the Great Britain has several vehicles UAVs. Transportation unmanned BAe PHOENIX holds several cars, one of which is the point of control. The control panel has excellent protection against electromagnetic effects of the enemy and against weapons of mass destruction. On the remote enters all the information from the unmanned vehicle, where it is analyzed. The communication system is associated with the guidance system of artillery fire.

Management UAV carries three people: the flight operator, the operator is responsible for the assignment, and cryptanalysts. In the control room located a display that displays an image with the camera in a different scale. Most systems are fully automated, which makes it easier to search for objects and purposes.

The modern army of the Great Britain continues to use in their calculations unmanned PHOENIX. This machine is designed for 12 years and got into the army only 1998 year. Before the advent of "Phoenix" used the reconnaissance drone CL-89 "Midge."

The main advantages of the new machine can be called a low profile both visually and to the enemy radar. When flying machine makes minimal sound and invisible infrared radiation. The aircraft is manufactured in a standard two-beam scheme. The power plant includes two petrol engines with a capacity of 25 horsepower each. By using a large percentage of composite materials and the modular design can be quickly carried out the replacement of components and assemblies of the machine. The average life cycle of the "Phoenix" is 15 years. General preparation of the entire system BAe PHOENIX for launch takes about an hour. It is during unpacking and assembly unit with shipping containers. On bespilotnike containers for payload, which can be downloaded 45 kilos.

Composition BAe PHOENIX

  • Thermal imaging camera.
  • IR receiver type SPRITE, it has a range of 8-14 microns.
  • Telephoto lens with exchangeable focus, allowing to increase the objects in 10 times.
  • 16-bit processor.
  • Two antennas for data transmission, which can be switched automatically. They allow you to transmit sensitive information.

The camera and lens is fixed to the rotary turret type, it allows the scanning area of ​​the land to all 260 degrees. Scanning and analysis of the territory may be carried out manually and in automatic by specified angles of inclination.

The process of the flight can be carried out without the participation of the people, but it is necessary to make the flight program. Planting apparatus carried on the assignment using the parachute system. Moreover, planting is carried out in an inverted state. It is made specifically to the main blow fell on the landing of the polyurethane hump, which is set in the upper part of the body.

BAe PHOENIX UAV used by armed forces of the Netherlands. The first combat use was carried out in Kosovo.

BAe PHOENIX. Characteristics:

Modification Phoenix
Wingspan, m 4.20
Aircraft Length m 3.40
Height, m 0.86
Weight, kg 140
engine's type 1 AP
Power, hp 1 25 x
Maximum speed km / h 185
Cruising speed, km / h 110-155
Radius, km 50
Flight duration, h 4
Service ceiling, m 12750
Payload: 45 kg intelligence apparatus


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