Friday, October 12, 2007

The flight of Assunta - Army's new TUAV

Philippine Army - Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) “ASSUNTA”

A project initiated by Col. Ricardo Morales, PA

Technical Details
Wing Span: 120 Inches
Over-all Length: 50 Inches
Weight: 30 lbs
Material: Wood

Power Plant: 40-cc two stroke gasoline engine (Similar to grass cutter)
Max Speed: 50-80 knots (148 k/h)
Max Flight Hours: Two (2) Hours
Flight Range: 20 km
Take-Off Range: 50-meter take-off run
Effective Viewing Range: 2,000 Feet

Avionics: GPS based pre-set waypoints.
Manufacturer: OB Mapua and Partners w/ Philippine Army
- Basic – PhP 250,000.00
- Complete (Avionic Com, autopilot system, control station) – PhP 1 million.
Development Timeline: One (1) years

Ground Control Crew: 3-5 Technicians

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