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.
Unmanned – MALE Class III UAV
|Wingspan||8.7m – standard wing configuration|
|11.8m – long wing configuration|
|Empty Weight||1365 lbs. (619 Kg)|
|Cruise Airspeed||180 kts (334 Km/h) – Standard wing|
|120 kts (222 Km/h) – Long wing|
|Max Cruise Speed||230 kts (425 Km/h) – Standard wing|
|140 kts (259 Km/h) – Long wing|
|Endurance||20hs internal with 1-hour fuel reserve|
|36hs with aux fuel and 1-hour fuel reserve|
|Range||1500 nm (2778 Km) with standard wing|
|3600 nm (6667 Km) with long wings|
|Operational Service Ceiling||17500 ft (5335 m)|
|Max Service Ceiling||28000 ft (8534 m)|
|Maximum Takeoff Weight||3000 lbs (1360 Kg)|
|Takeoff run||1000 feet|
|Loading-bay||86 “x 22” x 24 “and two pods ext. for sensors|
|Payload||1200 + lb (544 Kg) ; (LiDAR / SAR / M-Spectral)|
|External Payload||2 pilon 125 lb (57 Kg) each|
|Guide / Follow-up||Pre-programmed; Autonomous or direct control; IMU|
|Visual Control range||150-200 Km (based on a clear line of sight)|
|Control Method||Laptop / Tablet / GCS (Ground Control Station)|
|Satellite Control Range||Unlimited (depends on Satellite Link)|
|Takeoff / Landing||Conventional tricycle gear|
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
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.