DragonFly DP-12 Rhino. Specifications. A photo.
DragonFly DP-12 Rhino. Specifications. A photo.

DragonFly DP-12 Rhino. Specifications. A photo.


DragonFly DP-12 Rhino - American multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle, designed by «DragonFly» in 2009 year.

UAV DragonFly DP-12 Rhino began to be designed by US aircraft manufacturers of the company «DragonFly» in the second half 2000-ies. The new device was of multi-purpose and could originally only be used in the civilian sector, however, because of the high prospects of the drone, the project soon and interested representatives of the military sphere, which has led to the introduction of UAVs DragonFly DP-12 Rhino in the US armed forces.


UAV DragonFly DP-12 Rhino photo


The first flight of an unmanned aircraft model DragonFly DP-12 Rhino held in 2009 year, and due to the fact that the device is able to successfully cope with the tasks and complete all the necessary tests, was prepared and mass production of drones.

American multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle DragonFly DP-12 Rhino presented twin-rotor helicopter configuration that enables the system not only increased traction and increased movement speed, but also makes it possible to ostavpatsya very maneuverable. The length of the unmanned air tool DragonFly DP-12 Rhino is about 2,3 meters, while the diameter of the rotor is equal to 2 meters, which greatly simplifies the process of transportation of the UAV.

Drone DragonFly DP-12 Rhino is equipped with electro-optical and infrared cameras, which allows for reconnaissance, to conduct observation flights and participate in search operations and others.

The power plant includes two UAV engines, which allow drone to reach a maximum speed of flight in 140 km \ h., At the time, as the effective range of unmanned agent is about 500 kilometers, which is very effective.


Specifications DragonFly DP-12 Rhino.


  • Length: 2,3 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 2 m .;
  • Height: 1,2 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 120 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 500 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 3100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: unknown;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.


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