ATE Vulture. Specifications. A photo.
ATE Vulture. Specifications. A photo.

ATE Vulture. Specifications. A photo.


ATE Vulture - South African military unmanned aerial vehicle developed by «Advanced Technologies and Engineering Company».


UAV Photos ATE Vulture


UAV ATE Vulture is for military purposes, in this case, the scope of operation of the drone is very narrow, in particular, the unmanned aerial vehicle is actively used for tasks related to the artillery reconnaissance and preparation of the terrain, but other than that, the drone ATE Vulture can be also involved, and to perform tasks related to testing and missile defense systems, where it is used as a fast-moving target.

The ATE Vulture is powered by a half-liter, twin-cylinder, fuel-injected piston engine that allows the drone to accelerate to a top speed of 180 km / h. (maximum indicator), which is quite acceptable for the performance of all these tasks. The maximum flight range of this device is 60 kilometers, while an autonomous UAV flight can last about four hours.


Drone ATE Vulture photo


Starting unmanned aircraft ATE Vulture carried out using a special booster catapult, installed on the car frame, which allows for quick smuggled drone in the immediate area of ​​the proposed operation, while the planting is done by parachute system, which can be triggered either automatically or in the semi-automatic mode, when the device has already been made that all the required tasks.

As a means of observation on unmanned aerial ATE Vulture machine installed high-resolution electro-optical camera and an infrared camera that allows you to film in the area hindered conditions or poor visibility.


Specifications ATE Vulture.


  • Length: 2,3 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,4 m .;
  • Height: 0,45 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 40 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 60 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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