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Searcher MK II is designed 1990-x by IAI. It is intended to issue guidance on a variety of offensive weapons systems and intelligence to tactical depth. It is an upgraded model of the UAV searcher, but its length and a wingspan of more. Thailand bought 4 such systems and ground stations. When buyers were India, Spain and Singapore. For the first time the IAI searcher MkII demonstrated at the international exhibition in Singapore winter 1998 years. In 2000, India signed a contract for the supply of not less than 32 complexes of this type. Delhi has purchased these UAVs in 8 2003 year. They are actively used for surveillance and reconnaissance on the Indo-Pakistan border. Also searcher used in various search and rescue operations.

The take-off mass of the apparatus is 436 kg. Its length - 5,85 meters and a wingspan of 8,55 m. According to the manufacturer, in this outfit searcher MkII can be in flight to 20 hours. He is able to operate within a radius of 250 200 km at a speed of mph and altitude 6100 m. UAV has a fairly low level of intrinsic noise. This is achieved using a two-blade pusher propeller and low noise 4-cylinder engine. In the forward compartment, which is made of composite materials, electronic equipment, and is the central on-board computer. The cargo compartment is equipment TV cameras, photographic equipment, electronic warfare means, a laser designator.

UAVs are launched on their own or with the help of the pneumatics. They are transported in disassembled form. Planting should be done with the help of the catcher or independently. Crew apparatus - 3-4 person. A control wire drone in flight, taking off the other controls, the third acts as a commander of the fourth serving equipment.

In general searcher MkII quite effective means for reconnaissance in the air. He can compete with drones of the same size, which are produced by other companies. One of the advantages searcher MkII - he has produced for a long time and was commissioned in different climatic conditions.

IAI SEARCHER II. Characteristics:

Modification Searcher II
Wingspan, m 8.55
Length m 5.85
Height, m 1.16
Weight, kg  
payload 100
fuel 110
maximum take-off 426
engine's type 1 Limbach L 550
Power, hp X 1 47
Maximum speed km / h 200
Cruising speed, km / h 196
Range, km 250
Flight duration, h 15-18
ceiling 6100


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