AeroVironment Switchblade. Specifications. A photo.
AeroVironment Switchblade. Specifications. A photo.

AeroVironment Switchblade. Specifications. A photo.


AeroVironment Switchblade - US military drone aircraft designed in 2012, the company «AeroVironment».


AeroVironment Switchblade photo


The design of the unmanned aerial vehicle model AeroVironment Switchblade was deployed by American specialists in the field of aerospace technology and aeronautical engineering in the second half of the 2000s. The new aircraft was supposed to be used for a variety of purposes of the military sphere of application, which should include the performance of terrain reconnaissance, the implementation of patrol and observation flights, target designation and adjustment of firing, the implementation of search operations and special missions.

Due to the fact that UAV AeroVironment Switchblade has the small size of its fuselage - at length in 0,61 meters, sweep the drone of the wings is only 0,7 meter, this device is practically invisible to radar equipment, however, because of the small size, drone can carry out long flights - the maximum effective range of the unmanned air tool is only

Among other things, an unmanned aerial vehicle can also be used as a self-detonating charge - when you send it to a specific purpose, usually drone factories in the enemy's rear, where it carries out its undermining.

The first flight tests of AeroVironment Switchblade unmanned air vehicle model were successfully carried out in the year 2012, in this connection, since the year 2013, the drone began to actively supplied weapons to the US Army, where he continues to operate to this day.

Powerplant UAV AeroVironment Switchblade represented by one electric motor, which allows drone to reach a maximum speed of flight in 110 km \ h.


Specifications AeroVironment Switchblade.


  • Length: 0,61 m .;
  • Wingspan: 0,7 m .;
  • Height: 0,2 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2,7 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 80 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 110 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 10 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3000 m.
  • aircraft engine type: Electric;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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