Harpia. Specifications. A photo.
Harpia. Specifications. A photo.

Harpia. Specifications. A photo.


Harpia - tactical unmanned aerial vehicle of Brazilian manufacture, designed by companies «AEL Sistemas» and «Embraer».


Harpia photo


The development and design of the multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle Harpia was launched by Brazilian aircraft manufacturers based on the demand for the armed forces of this country. Initially, it was assumed that the new unmanned aerial vehicle would be used exclusively for reconnaissance of the terrain, however, thanks to the qualitative and joint approach of AEL Sistemas and Embraer, the specialists managed to provide the drone of this model with modern means not only to receive information and data, but also To make their direct processing.

The Harpia unmanned aerial vehicle has been developed for quite a long time, in particular, the first work on the creation of this UAV was deployed in 2011, and only at the end of 2013 the Harpia drone underwent its first flight tests, which were completed very successfully, which is why the device entered mass production.

According to 2016 year for the Brazilian Air Force is armed UAV 4 Harpia model, while it is assumed that such drones in the near future will also be exported to other countries - the main reason for this is called a very low cost and high performance.

Harpia UAV is equipped with two cameras - for electro-optical transmission and processing of images from the area in high-resolution mode, as well as the infrared, allowing the drone to use even in conditions of poor visibility or at night. Harpia UAV can be controlled in the immediate presence of a person, and in a fully autonomous mode, including self landing at a given point.

Brazilian UAV maximum flight altitude is 6500 meters, while the maximum flight range is limited to a distance in kilometers 100, however, the study of a particular area of ​​the terrain, the drone can stay aloft for up to 9 hours.

Harpia UAV equipped with push-type power plant. Consisting of a sufficiently powerful piston engine, which is able to give drone maximum airspeed in 120 km \ h.


Specifications Harpia.


  • Length: 2,26 m .;
  • Wingspan: 3,1 m .;
  • Height: 0,74 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 35 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 90 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 120 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 100 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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