Orka 1200. Specifications. A photo.
Orka 1200. Specifications. A photo.

Orka 1200. Specifications. A photo.


Orka 1200 - French multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle dual-use, developed by «Casssidian».

The Orka 1200 unmanned aerial vehicle was designed exclusively for civilian applications where the device was to be used as a means of monitoring the terrain and environment monitoring tools. Nevertheless, later this drone was re-qualified as a multi-purpose unmanned aerial vehicle, which was due to the fact that the French military command was interested in the operation of this aircraft, which intended to use the drone to control the border zone.

As an initial basis, the French aircraft manufacturers of the company «Cassidian» used the manned version of the helicopter, and that affected the rather large dimensions of the air means, in particular, when the length of the device in 6 meters 22 centimeters, the diameter of its rotor is 7 meters 20 centimeters. For takeoff and landing of the drone require specially prepared ground, which to some extent makes it difficult to operate the UAV, however. In general, the device is very promising in terms of its application.

As a means of surveillance drones to models used electro-optical and infrared cameras, which allows operation of air tools and in the daytime and at night.

French UAV is equipped with a turbocharged engine, which allows the drone to reach a maximum speed of flight in 205 km \ h., At the same time, the effective radius of action of the UAV is 200 kilometers, which makes it very effective in terms of its application.


Specifications Orka 1200.


  • Length: 6,22 m .;
  • The diameter of the rotor: 7,2 m .;
  • Height: Unknown;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 680 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 195 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 205 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 200 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 5100 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: a turbine;
  • Powerplant: unknown;
  • Power: unknown.



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