Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X. Specifications. A photo.
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Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X. Specifications. A photo.

Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X. Specifications. A photo.

Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X - Italian UAV designed in 2005, the company «Alenia Aeronautica».

Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X photo

The design of the Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle was deployed by Italian aircraft manufacturers and aerospace technology experts at the beginning of the 2000. Initially, it was assumed that the drone would receive military assignment, where it was intended to be used as an aerial for the collection and processing of reconnaissance data, as well as as an independent combat unit, however, the project was of no interest to the Italian Air Force, so, ultimately, the Alenia UAV Aermacchi Sky-X began to be positioned as a research project used to test new control systems for unmanned aerial vehicles, as well as as a military drone used for research ovatelskih purposes.

The first flight of an unmanned aircraft Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X in May 2005 years, thus, the device was able to very successfully complete all the necessary trials and tests, but despite this fact, further development of the project almost did not get.

Photo Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X

The Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X unmanned aerial vehicle is equipped with one Snecma Microturbo TRI60-268 turbofan engine, which is capable of developing thrust in 4,43 kN, which allows the 1000 kilogram drone (empty weight) to develop flight speed to 645 km / h. while the maximum range of the Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X UAV is 350 kilometers, with an autonomous in-flight flight of up to 6 hours.

Italian drone aircraft Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X is equipped with electro-optical and infrared cameras, which allows data transfer to the control of the operator in the air, while the drone is completely autonomous.

Specifications Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X.

  • Length: 7,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 5,94 m .;
  • Height: 1,86 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 1450 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 480 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 645 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 350 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6720 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: Snecma Microturbo TRI60-268;
  • Power: 4.43 kN.

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