BAE Systems Ampersand. Specifications. A photo.
BAE Systems Ampersand. Specifications. A photo.

BAE Systems Ampersand. Specifications. A photo.


BAE Systems Ampersand - British multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed in 2008, the company «BAE Systems».

Design of multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle launched by British experts in the field of unmanned systems development in the middle of 2000-ies, with the designing of the aircraft was directed primarily at the civil sphere.

The BAE Systems Ampersand unmanned aerial vehicle is supposed to be used as a means of reconnaissance and patrolling the area, while in the civilian sphere this can include patrolling forests, conducting geological and geodetic reconnaissance of the area, performing search and rescue operations, monitoring highways, etc. unmanned aerial vehicle can be used to guard borders, search for possible movement of enemy groups, perform search operations, etc.

His first flight of UAV BAE Systems Ampersand model has made in 2008 year, while the device has successfully completed all the tests, however, initially in serial production is not received due to the lack of appropriate orders from both the civil and by military organizations however, officially the project has not been closed.

Unmanned aerial vehicle models BAE Systems Ampersand has a relatively small size - with its length in 4,9 meters and rotor diameter in 8,2 meters and UAV design presented gyroplane configuration, the drone is a highly maneuverable.

Powerplant UAV BAE Systems Ampersand represented by one piston engine, allowing the device to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 150 km \ h., At the time, as the effective radius of action of this drone is 50 kilometers.


Specifications BAE Systems Ampersand.


  • Length: 4,9 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 8,2 m .;
  • Height: 1,5 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 250 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 50 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3500 m.
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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