MSAT 500-NG. Specifications. A photo.
MSAT 500-NG. Specifications. A photo.

MSAT 500-NG. Specifications. A photo.


MSAT 500-NG - British military drone aircraft designed in 1995, the company «Universal Target Systems Limited».


MSAT 500-NG photo


The unmanned aerial vehicle of the MSAT 500-NG model was developed by British specialists in the field of aerospace engineering and aerospace technologies at the beginning of the 90-ies of the last century. The new device had a very narrow field of application, in particular, its main purpose is to operate it as a radio-controlled target used for testing and testing new anti-aircraft and anti-ballistic missile systems. Despite some limited operational capabilities of this drone, this unmanned aerial vehicle continues to be very actively used to this day.

Despite the relatively small size of the drone, and the length of the device is 2,4 meters, with a wingspan in 2,8 meter unmanned aerial vehicle has a sufficiently high flight performance, in particular, the effective radius of drone action is about 75 km, while the maximum duration of the autonomous flight is limited 60 minutes.

UAV model MSAT 500-NG is equipped with a piston-type power plant, which allows the drone to reach a maximum speed of its flight in 180 km \ h., Which is quite acceptable for the above purposes.

By any means of visual surveillance, UAV MSAT 500-NG is not equipped, however, taking into account the fact that the drone serves as the target, the use of equipment for the shooting area and is not required.


Specifications MSAT 500-NG.


  • Length: 2,4 m .;
  • Wingspan: 2,8 m .;
  • Height: 0,45 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 40 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 150 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 180 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 75 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5000 m.
  • aircraft engine type: a piston;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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