This Fixed-Wing Drone Can Hang In the Air For Six Hours At a Time

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Feb 17, 2016
References: elbitsystems & gizmag
The Skylark 3 is a supremely well designed an innovative fixed-wing drone that marks the latest addition to the considerable lineup of compact unmanned aircraft offered up by Elbit Systems.

This lightweight drone features a maximum take-off weight of 45 kg. It offers a considerable wingspan of 4.8 meters, and a payload capacity of 10 kg. This particular setup requires that the drone be launched via a pneumatic launcher that can be mounted on a vehicle or on the ground. The extra size allows the drone to offer a range of well over 100 km, making it capable of staying in the air for up to six hours at a time.

This fixed-wing drone will be useful as an aid to military personnel thanks to its ability to inspect surroundings in a hassle-free and non-intrusive manner.