Kestrel II. Specifications. A photo.
Kestrel II. Specifications. A photo.

Kestrel II. Specifications. A photo.


Kestrel II - Taiwanese multi-purpose military unmanned aerial vehicle developed by scientists at the National Institute of Science and Technology Chung-Shan.

Taiwan Multi-Purpose unmanned aerial vehicle is a purely military development, designed to perform a wide range of tasks related to the exploration area and the conduct of the patrol and observation work. Despite the fact that the drone is made using modern technology, and according to this is very promising, the project has not received a lot of support because of the quite high in value, and according to 2015 years knows that it was for the entire period of production built only three aircraft of this model.

Unmanned aerial vehicle models Kestrel II has a rather impressive dimensions, in particular, the length of the fuselage of this aircraft means is 4 meters and a wingspan equal to 5 meters. Despite such a large size, the drone Kestrel II has a relatively small mass, such as the weight of the device is only 120 kg.

Due to the large size and the large mass of the drone, the launch of the device is carried out only with the prepared site, the minimum length that should be 100 meters, which to some extent makes it difficult to operate the UAV.

As a means of tracking and surveillance, unmanned aircraft used electro-optical high-resolution camera, an infrared camera for monitoring in an unfavorable or a lack of visibility, as well as a laser range finder to accurately determine the distance to the observed object.

The power of the unmanned air tool Kestrel II model represented by a single internal combustion piston engine, which allows the device to give a maximum speed of its movement in 185 km \ h., With autonomous flight duration 5 hours, which is quite effective.

According to some sources, with 2016, the production of the UAV model Kestrel II is suspended.


Specifications Kestrel II.


  • Length: 4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 5 m .;
  • Height: 1,4 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 160 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 140 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 185 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 250 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 6100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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