GQM-163 Coyote. Specifications. A photo.
GQM-163 Coyote. Specifications. A photo.

GQM-163 Coyote. Specifications. A photo.


GQM-163 Coyote - US military drone, developed in 2004, the company «Orbital Sciences».

The development of unmanned aerial vehicle GQM-163 Coyote started by US aircraft manufacturers of the company «Orbital Sciences» in 2000 year. The new device is intended to be used as a fast-moving target for testing new missile systems and air defense, as well as a teaching tool. Despite some limitations of operational properties of the unmanned, drone GQM-163 Coyote was quite popular UAV, which continues to operate to this day.

His first test test unmanned aerial vehicle model GQM-163 2004 Coyotepodvergsya in the year. Because all planned tests have been successfully completed, we were prepared and mass production of drones, which was established later.

About sufficiently high prospects of this UAV says also that today drone GQM-163 Coyote actively exploited by countries such as Australia, USA, France and Japan, in addition, in the near future exploitation of these UAVs are planning to do as the United Kingdom and Italy.

Drone GQM-163 Coyote has a fairly large size - with a relatively small diameter of about a meter 0,35, 9,56 UAV length is a meter, however, thanks to a rather powerful power plant, provided solid rocket motor, the device has a high maneuverability.

According to 2013 years, the production of drones GQM-163 Coyote continues.


Specifications GQM-163 Coyote.


  • Length: 9,56 m .;
  • Diameter: 0,35 m .;
  • Height: 0,5 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 180 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 920 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 4500 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 84 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 17000 m .;
  • aircraft engine Type: rocket;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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