Israeli company Israel Aircraft Industries at the end of 80-ies developed a confusional combat drone, named Harpy. He is based on combat drone DAR company Dornier. Detailed information on missing Harpy.

Judging by the photos, it is a drone with a delta wing, which can perform autonomous flight program. There is no information about the warhead. But the assumption of experts, this high-explosive action. It takes off thanks to solid booster from the container, which is set to Auto terrain. As for the power plant, it is likely represented TRD.

Harpy used to fight enemy radars. Runs from a mobile launcher container type. It refers to patrol a given area. In the case of identifying the source of the radar study is able to determine the exact location of the target and hit it.

Included in the weapons the IDF. There is no information about the combat use of UAVs. But he is often shown at international exhibitions Aviation offered on experts (Turkey, India, etc.).

Today Harpy appears the most widely used combat drone. Jane's reports that he was sold to South Korea and India. It was also reported on the conclusion of a contract for an expert 100 drones South Korea. As a result, the Ministry of Defence has been allocated more than 50 million on this transaction. «Harpy could destroy enemy radars, which are at a distance of one hundred and fifty kilometers," - says Lee Wang Yong (Head of arms of South Korea). The contract for the supply of Harpy was signed in 1995 year. The approximate cost of the contract was 50 million.

The US Department of Defense is considering selling the Cutlass project: based on the Harpy combat drone integrated with the search system. In that case, if the implementation of this project is realized, then in the course of 12 months its first prototype will be ready. DAR and Harpy are both combat drones, capable of attacking radar immediately after its detection, which, in turn, makes it difficult to counterattack. Such systems can be used for EW control and counteraction to them, for the destruction of reliably protected targets, as well as for target designation and standard tasks. 

IAI HARPY. Characteristics:

Modification   Harpy
Wingspan, m   2.00
Length m   2.30
Height, m   0.36
Weight, kg  
  Payload   70
  maximum take-off   125
engine's type   1 TRD
Maximum speed km / h   250
Range, km   400
Flight duration, h   3
ceiling   3000


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