Tempest VINDICATOR
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Tempest VINDICATOR

Tempest VINDICATOR

Vindicator is a multipurpose unmanned aerial vehicle developed by the Australian company Tempest Aviation Pty Ltd. The drone is a tactical observation-surveillance device of short-range. It is equipped with a different set of infrared, optical and electronic sensors installed below the design of the device. UAV is equipped with a six-cylinder engine of its own production, which runs on diesel fuel and has the power of 105 HP. Also, the Jabiru 2200 gasoline engine (horsepower 80 power) received a part of the devices produced in their equipment. UAV performs the launch by taking off from a poorly prepared runway. The UAV Vindicator was first shown to the general public at AUVSI '98 (Hastville, Alabama, USA) in 1998 year. 

Tempest VINDICATOR. Characteristics:



Modification  
Wingspan, m   7.04
Length m   4.79
Wing area, m2   4.83
Weight, kg  
  empty   268
  maximum take-off   476
Fuel l   159
engine's type   1 DD Tempest
Thrust, kgf   X 1 105
Maximum speed km / h   370
Cruising speed, km / h   167
Radius of action, km   204
Flight duration, h   20
Minimum operational height, m   915
The maximum operational height, m   7620
Practical ceiling, m   9145

 

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