DRS RQ-15 Neptune. Specifications. A photo.
DRS RQ-15 Neptune. Specifications. A photo.

DRS RQ-15 Neptune. Specifications. A photo.


DRS RQ-15 Neptune - Multi-Purpose unmanned aerial vehicle for military use, designed by the American company «DRS Technologies» in 2002 year.

The development of unmanned vehicle model DRS RQ-15 Neptune began in late 90-ies of the last century. The new device is intended for use in the US Navy, and was actively involved for the exploration of air and water space. Despite the relatively narrow specificity of its application, the UAV is supposed to be very promising, which was due primarily to its flight performance, as well as a relatively low cost.

The American military unmanned aerial vehicle is made in a monoplane configuration - this type of design provides the drone not only with improved aerodynamics, but also allows, if necessary, to land on the water surface, which is the best suited for use in the US Navy.

Drone DRS RQ-15 Neptune is equipped with means of visual and radar tracking, which allows not only to detect objects in the line of sight, but also to find the hidden objects.

Powerplant unmanned air tool DRS RQ-15 Neptune shows a piston engine, which is having a capacity of 15 hp, able to give the device a maximum airspeed in 160 km \ h., While the maximum radius of action of the UAV is 150 kilometers and the maximum length of time the drone in the air is limited 4 hours.

Starting unmanned DRS RQ-15 Neptune can be carried out only with special pneumatic catapult.


Specifications DRS RQ-15 Neptune.


  • Length: 1,83 m .;
  • Wingspan: 2,13 m .;
  • Height: 0,45 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 36 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 160 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 150 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 2400 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: 15 hp



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