CHARACTERISTICS Pioneer Hunter    Tactical UAV
Outrider
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ALTITUDE:
Maximum (km,
Operating (km,

ENDURANCE (Max):(hrs)

RADIUS OF ACTION:(km,nm)

SPEED:
Maximum(km/hr, kts)
Loiter(km/hr,kts
Cruise(km/hr,kts

CLIMB RATE (Max):(m/min,fpm)

DEPLOYMENT NEEDS:*

*Depends on equipage & duration


4.6 km 15,000 ft
<4.6 km <15,000 ft

5 hrs

185 km 100 nm


204 km/hr 110 kts
120 km/hr 65 kts
120 km/hr 65 kts

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Multiple* C-130, C-141, C-17 or C-5 sorties

Ship: LPD


4.6 km 15,000 ft
<4.6 km <15,000 ft

11.6 hrs

267 km 144 nm


196 km/hr 106 kts
>165 km/hr >89 kts
<165 km/hr <89 kts

232 m/min 761 fpm

Multiple* C-130 sorties


4.6 km 15,000 ft
1.5 km 5,000 ft

>4 hrs (+ reserve) @ 200 km

>200 km >108 nm


204 km/hr 110 kts
167 km/hr 90 kts
111-139 km/hr 60-75 kts

488 m/min 1,600 fpm

Single C-130 (drive on/drive off)

Ship: LHA/LHD (roll on/roll off)

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PROPULSION: Engine(s)
· Maker
· Rating
· Fuel
· Capacity (L, gal )

WEIGHT:
Empty(kg, lb )
Fuel Weight(kg, lb)
Payload(kg, lb )
Max Takeoff(kg, lb )

DIMENSIONS:
Wingspan (m,ft)
Length(m,ft)
Height(m, ft)

AVIONICS:
Transponder
Navigation

LAUNCH & RECOVERY:


GUIDANCE & CONTROL:

One Recip; 2 cylinders, 2-stroke
- Sachs & Fichtel SF 2-350
19.4 kw 26 hp
AVGAS (100 octane)
42/44.6 L 11/12 gal



125/138 kg 276/304 lb
30/ 32 kg 66/ 70 lb
34/ 34 kg 75/ 75 lb
195/205 kg 430/ 452 lb


5.2 m 17.0 ft
4.3 m 14.0 ft
1.0 m 3.3 ft


Mode IIIC IFF
GPS

Land: RATO, Rail; Runway, (A-Gear)
Ship: RATO; Deck w/Net

Remote Control/Preprogrammed

 Two Recips: 4-stroke
· Moto Guzzi (Props: 1 pusher/1 puller)
44.7 kw 60 hp
MOGAS (87 octane)
189 L 50 gal


544 kg 1,200 lb
136 kg 300 lb
91 kg 200 lb
726 kg 1,600 lb


8.9 m 29.2 ft
7.0 m 23.0 ft
1.7 m 5.4 ft


Mode IIIC IFF
GPS

RATO, Unimproved Runway (200 m)


Remote Control/Preprogrammed

One Recip; pusher prop
· McCulloch 4318F Short Block/Diesel
37.3 kw 50 hp
Heavy Fuel (JP-8)
48 L 12.7 gal


136 kg 300 lb
39 kg 85 lb
27 kg 60 lb
>227 kg >500 lb


3.4 m 11.0 ft
3.0 m 9.9 ft
1.5 m 5.0 ft


Mode IIIC IFF
GPS and INS

75m x 30m x 10m "box" (dependent on weight and altitude) 


Prepgmd/Remote Con/Autopilot & -land

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SENSOR(S):

DATA LINK(S):
Type


Bandwidth:(Hz)


Data Rate:(bps)

C2 LINK(S):

EO or IR


Uplink: C-band/LOS & UHF
Downlink: C-band/LOS

C-band/LOS: 10 Mhz
UHF: 600 MHz

C-band/LOS & UHF: 7.317 kbps

Through Data Link

EO and IR


C-band/LOS


20 MHz


7.317 kbps

Through Data Link

EO and IR (SAR growth) 


C-band/LOS (Digital growth)


4.4·5.0/5.25·5.85 GHz


Full Duplex: 9,600 baud

Through Data Link

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SYSTEM COMPOSITION:

 

PRIME/KEY CONTRACTOR(S):

MAJOR SUBCONTRACTORS:
·Air Vehicle, Propulsion, Avionics,
Payloads, Information Processing,
Communications, Ground and Support Systems

5 AVs, 9 payloads (5 day cameras, 4 FLIRs), 1 GCS, 1 PCS, 1·4 RRSs, 1 TML (USMC units only)

Pioneer UAV, Inc.


AAI Corp; Computer Instrument Corp; General Svcs Engrg; Humphrey; Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI); Sachs; Trimble Navigation

8 AVs, 8 MOSPs, 4 ADRs, 4 RVTs, 3 GCSs/MPSs, 2 GDTs, 1 LRS, 1 MMF


TRW Avionics & Surveillance Group

Alaska Ind.; Burtek; Consolidated Ind.; Fiber Com; Gichner; IAI/Malat; IAI/Elta; IAI/Malat/Tamam; ITT/Cannon; Lopardo: Mechtronics; Moto Guzzi

4 AVs, 2 GCSs, 2 GDTs, 1 RVT, 4 MMPs, LRE, GSE



Alliant Techsystems

Bendix King; BMS; Cirrus Design; CDL; FLIR Systems; GS Engineering; IAI Tamam; IntegriNautics; Lockheed Martin; Mission Technologies; Phototelesis-TI; Rockwell International; SwRI; StratosGroup; Teftec Inc.

 Column Notes:  AV weights: Option 2 / Option 2+    Developmental estimates

 

Legend:
ADR Air Data Relay
A-Gear Arresting Gear
AV Air Vehicle
AVGAS Aviation Gasoline
CDL Common Data Link
CGS Common Ground Segment
EO Electro-Optical
FLIR Forward-Looking Infrared
GCS Ground Control Station
GDT Ground Data Terminal
GPS Global Positioning System
GSE Ground Support Equipment
HAE High Altitude Endurance
IFF Identification Friend or Foe
INS Inertial Navigation System
IR Infrared
JP Jet Petroleum
 
kHz Kilohertz
LHA Landing Helicopter Amphibious
LHD Landing Helicopter Dock
LOS Line of Sight
LPD Landing Platform Dock
LRE Launch & Recovery Equipment
LRS Launch & Recovery System
MAE Medium Altitude Endurance
MHz Megahertz
MMF Mobile Maintenance Facility
MMP Modular Mission Payload
MOGAS Mobility Gasoline
MOSP Multi-mission Optronic Stabilized Payload
MPS Mission Planning Station
PCS Portable Control Station
RATO Rocket-Assisted Takeoff
RRS Remote Receiving Station
RVT Remote Video Terminal
SATCOM Satellite Communications (Military)
TML Truck-Mounted Launcher
UHF Ultra High Frequency

 

 CHARACTERISTICS   Tier II, MAE UAV
Predator
Tier II+, CONV HAE UAV
Global Hawk 
Tier III­, LO HAE UAV
DarkStar 

ALTITUDE:
Maximum (km,
Operating (km,

ENDURANCE (Max):(hrs)

RADIUS OF ACTION:(km,nm)

SPEED:
Maximum(km/hr, kts)
Loiter(km/hr,kts
Cruise(km/hr,kts

CLIMB RATE (Max):(m/min,fpm)

DEPLOYMENT NEEDS:*

*Depends on equipage & duration


7.6 km 25,000 ft
4.6 km 15,000 ft

>20 hrs

926 km 500 nm


204-215 km/hr 110-115 kts
120-130 km/hr 65- 70 kts
111-120 km/hr 60- 65 kts

168 m/min 550 fpm

Multiple* C-130 sorties


19.8 km 65,000 ft
15.2-19.8 km 50,000-65,000 ft

>40 hrs (24 hrs at 5,556 km/3,000 nm)

5,556 km 3,000 nm


>639 km/hr >345 kts
639 km/hr 345 kts
630 km/hr 340 kts

1,036 m/min 3,400 fpm

AV: Self-Deployable
GS: Multiple* C-141, C-17 or C-5 sorties


>13.7 km >45,000 ft
>13.7 km >45,000 ft

>8 hrs (at 926 km/500 nm)

>926 km >500 nm


>463 km/hr >250 kts
>463 km/hr >250 kts
>463 km/hr >250 kts

610 m/min 2,000 fpm

Multiple* C-141, C-17 or C-5 sorties

PROPULSION: Engine(s)
· Maker
· Rating
· Fuel
· Capacity (L, gal )

WEIGHT:
Empty(kg, lb )
Fuel Weight(kg, lb)
Payload(kg, lb )
Max Takeoff(kg, lb )

DIMENSIONS:
Wingspan (m,ft)
Length(m,ft)
Height(m, ft)

AVIONICS:
Transponder
Navigation

LAUNCH & RECOVERY:

GUIDANCE & CONTROL:

One Fuel-Injected Recip; 4-stroke
- Rotax 912/Rotax 914
63.4/75.8 kw 85/105 hp
AVGAS (100 Octane)
409 L 108 gal


544 kg 1,200 lb
295 kg 650 lb
204 kg 450 lb
1,043 kg 2,300 lb


14.8 m 48.7 ft
8.1 m 26.7 ft
2.2 m 7.3 ft


Mode IIIC IFF
GPS and INS

Runway (760 m/2,500 ft)

Prepgmd/Remote Control/
Autonomous

One Turbofan
- Allison AE3007H
32 kN 7,050 lb static thrust
Heavy Fuel (JP-8)
8,176 L 2,160 gal


4,055 kg 8,940 lb
6,668 kg 14,700 lb
889 kg 1,960 lb
11,612 kg 25,600 lb


35.4 m 116.2 ft
13.5 m 44.4 ft
4.6 m 15.2 ft


Mode I / II / IIIC / IV IFF
GPS and INS

Runway (1,524 m/5,000 ft )

Preprogrammed/Autonomous

One Turbofan
- Williams FJ 44-1A
8.45 kN 1,900 lb static thrust
Heavy Fuel (JP-8)
1,575 L 416 gal


1,978 kg 4,360 lb
1,470 kg 3,240 lb
454 kg 1,000 lb
3,901 kg 8,600 lb


21.0 m 69 ft
4.6 m 15 ft
1.5 m 5 ft


Mode IIIC IFF
GPS and INS

Runway (<1,219 m/<4,000 ft)

Preprogrammed/Autonomous

SENSOR(S):

DATA LINK(S):
Type


Bandwidth:(Hz)



Data Rate:(bps)

 

C2 LINK(S):

EO, IR, and SAR


C-band/LOS; UHF/MILSATCOM; Ku-band/SATCOM

C-band/LOS: 20 MHz
UHF/MILSATCOM: 25 kHz
Ku-band/SATCOM: 5 MHz

C-band/LOS: 20 MHz Analog
UHF/MILSATCOM: 4.8 kbps
Ku-band/ SATCOM: 1.544 Mbps

UHF/MILSATCOM

EO, IR, and SAR


Ku-band/SATCOM; X-Band CDL/LOS

UHF/SATCOM: 25 kHz
Ku-band/SATCOM: 2.2-72 MHz
X-band CDL/LOS: 10-120 MHz

UHF/SATCOM: 19.2 kbps
Ku-band/SATCOM: 1.5-50 Mbps
X-band CDL/LOS: 274 Mbps

UHF MILSATCOM: Ku-band/SATCOM;UHF/LOS; X-band CDL/LOS

EO or SAR


Ku-band/SATCOM; X-Band CDL/LOS

UHF/SATCOM: 25 kHz
Ku-band/SATCOM: 2.2 MHz
X-band CDL/LOS: 10-60 MHz

UHF/SATCOM: 19.2 kbps
Ku-band/SATCOM: 1.5 Mbps
X-band CDL/LOS: 137 Mbps

UHF MILSATCOM: Ku-band/SATCOM;UHF/LOS; X-band CDL/LOS

SYSTEM COMPOSITION:


PRIME/KEY CONTRACTOR(S):


MAJOR SUBCONTRACTORS:

·Air Vehicle, Propulsion, Avionics, Payloads, Information Processing, Communications, Ground and Support Systems

4 AVs, 1 GCS, 1 Trojan Spirit II
Dissemination System, GSE

General Atomics-Aeronautical Systems


Boeing Defense & Space; Litton; LMTCS (Ku-band SATCOM); Magnavox/Carlyle Gp; Northrop Grumman (SAR); Rotax Cp; Versatron Cp

AVs (TBD);
HAE CGS

Teledyne Ryan Aeronautical


Allison Engine/Rolls Royce; Raytheon E-Systems; GDE Systems/Tracor; Héroux; Hughes Aircraft; Lockheed Martin Wideband Systems; Rockwell International; Aurora Flight Sciences

AVs (TBD);
HAE CGS

Lockheed Martin Skunk Works/ Boeing Military Aircraft Division

ABS Cp; Advanced Composites; Aydin Vector; CI Fiberite; Hexcel; Honeywell Avionics; Litton G&C; Lockheed Martin Wideband Systems; Recon/Optical; Rockwell Collins; Rosemount Aerospace; Northrop Grumman; Williams International


 Column Notes:    Developmental estimates