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The Berkut UAV aircraft is the unmanned version of the Berkut platform, designed specifically for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions. This aircraft is capable of flying low to medium altitudes, for long-endurance (MALE) operations, making it an ideal tool for gathering intelligence data. The Berkut UAV is built primarily of composite materials, making it lightweight and sturdy, and it is equipped with advanced sensors and technologies that enable it to gather high-quality intelligence data. Its long-endurance capabilities allow it to operate for extended periods of time, making it a valuable asset for organizations that rely on ISR capabilities. Overall, the Berkut UAV is a versatile and capable aircraft that is well-suited for a variety of ISR missions.


Berkut UAV – MBOPY

The Berkut UAV is designed to host a wide variety of remote-sensing equipment in its central cargo bay and side pylons. This allows it to be equipped with the sensors and technologies necessary for a variety of ISR missions. The aircraft is built using the same frame or main structure as the other versions of the Berkut platform, and it is equipped with an open architecture flight management system (FMS), which minimizes construction costs and maximizes operational flexibility. This allows the Berkut UAV to be easily customized and configured for different missions and scenarios.

Berkut UAV MBOPY

Unmanned – MALE Class III UAV


Multiple sensors on the central bay and pods for ISR operations
Economic Exclusivity Zone patrol

Specifications

CrewNone
Ground Crew1
PropulsionLycoming IO-360
Length5.63m
Height2.28m
Wingspan8.7m – standard wing configuration
11.8m – long wing configuration
Empty Weight1365 lbs. (619 Kg)
Cruise Airspeed180 kts (334 Km/h) – Standard wing
120 kts (222 Km/h) – Long wing
Max Cruise Speed230 kts (425 Km/h) – Standard wing
140 kts (259 Km/h) – Long wing
Endurance20hs internal with 1-hour fuel reserve
36hs with aux fuel and 1-hour fuel reserve
Range1500 nm (2778 Km) with standard wing
3600 nm (6667 Km) with long wings
Operational Service Ceiling17500 ft (5335 m)
Max Service Ceiling28000 ft (8534 m)
Maximum Takeoff Weight3000 lbs (1360 Kg)
Takeoff run1000 feet
Loading-bay86 “x 22” x 24 “and two pods ext. for sensors
Payload1200 + lb (544 Kg) ; (LiDAR / SAR / M-Spectral)
External Payload2 pilon 125 lb (57 Kg) each
Guide / Follow-upPre-programmed; Autonomous or direct control; IMU
Visual Control range150-200 Km (based on a clear line of sight)
Control MethodLaptop / Tablet / GCS (Ground Control Station)
Satellite Control RangeUnlimited (depends on Satellite Link)
Takeoff / LandingConventional tricycle gear

Applications

The Berkut UAV is a versatile and capable aircraft that is well-suited for a wide range of ISR operations:

Class III UAV MALE

High endurance autonomy surveillance

Patrol and ID Interceptor 

ISR Aircraft

Quick change between manned and unmanned versions

Berkut UAV ISR Operations

ISR stands for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance, and refers to the use of technology and other assets to gather information and intelligence. This can include a wide range of activities, such as:

Gathering intelligence and surveillance information.

Providing real-time situational awareness

Monitoring potential threats.

Airborne surveys, such as SAR, LiDAR, EO IR, etc.

Maritime exclusive zone (EMZ) monitoring.

Supporting search and rescue operations.

Providing support to ground forces, such as targeting information.

Monitoring border security and enforcing no-fly zones.

Conducting surveillance to support diplomatic or political objectives.

Providing intelligence for humanitarian operations, such as disaster relief or peacekeeping missions.

Monitoring environmental conditions, such as natural disasters or pollution.

Artic Long Range Reconnaissance Zone (Concept)
Berkut UAV MBOPY with ISR Sensors – SAR and EO IR camera
Berkut UAV MBOPY

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