One of the earliest and well-known manufacturers in Canada to start manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicles is Bombardier. Initially, the Canadian company Canadair was involved in the development of the CL-89 reconnaissance UAV, which later became part of the large aircraft corporation Bombardier. This project has been sponsored since 1959 by the governments of England and Canada. The German government also joined the development of the project in 1965.

The first order of unmanned vehicles of the Bombardier CL-89 type was 282 units. The device included a high-quality ZeissKRb 8 / 24C reconnaissance camera; for reconnaissance operations at night, the Vinten Type 201 IRLS system was used, it had flares.

Start unmanned vehicle models CL-89 carried out using rocket boosters, installed on the machine, these boosters attached great traction in 22.24 kN. The launch was carried out from a special platform. The most active military purposes UAV was used by the army of Great Britain during operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield, which were held in the Persian Gulf. Besides Britain, BombardierCL-89 used by the armies of France, Canada, Italy and Germany. There were manufactured 500 such machines.

The car could carry out high-quality reconnaissance and take-off with a maximum mass of 156 kilogram, while the speed ceiling was equal to 740 km / h. On board could be attached to 20 kilogram payload. The range of the unmanned aerial vehicle was 60 kilometers. 

CL-89. Characteristics:

Modification   CL-89
Wingspan, m   0.94
Aircraft Length m   2.60
Diameter, m   0.33
Weight, kg  
  empty   78.2
  maximum take-off   108
  maximum takeoff with accelerator   156
engine's type   1 TRD Williams WR2-6
Thrust, kN   X 1 0.56
Maximum speed km / h   741
Radius of action, km  
  normal   60
  with additional tank   70
Practical ceiling, m   3050
Payload:   17-20 kg of various equipment


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