ArcticShark. Specifications. A photo.
ArcticShark. Specifications. A photo.

ArcticShark. Specifications. A photo.


ArcticShark - American Civil multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the US Department of Energy.

Unmanned aerial ArcticShark model agent is mainly research the drone, designed for the study of Arctic areas and permafrost, however, apart from this, the device can be applied to and for environmental monitoring, meteorological research, for the conduct of observation flights, aerial photography and aerial photography areas.

Its first flight model of an unmanned aerial ArcticShark machine has made in February 2017 years and due to the fact that the device is fully met the expectations of its developers, the project began to prepare for the production, however, due to limited functionality, it is expected the release of only five UAVs of this model.

The unmanned aerial vehicle is designed in an aircraft-type configuration, and in its dimensions resembles a light-engine air vehicle, therefore, to launch the aircraft, a specially prepared runway is required. The wingspan of this device is 6 meters 70 centimeters, and the maximum take-off weight is 283 kilograms.

The power part of the unmanned aerial vehicle ArcticShark model represented by one internal combustion rotary engine, which is able to disperse the drone to maximum flight speed in 230 km \ h., When committed range missions 720 kilometers, for the above purposes is quite acceptable.


Specifications ArcticShark.


  • Length: Unknown;
  • Wingspan: 6,7 m .;
  • Height: Unknown;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 283 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 230 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 720 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: rotative;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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