Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • India, Mexico sign MoU on space cooperation:-India and Mexico on Wednesday signed an MoU on space cooperation under which both sides will work together in remote sensing, satellite communication and areas relating to the peaceful use of outer space, besides taking the overall ties to a higher trajectory....
  • China launches spacecraft to go to Moon orbit:-China on Friday launched an unmanned spacecraft to fly around the moon and back to Earth in order to test technologies to be used in the Chang'e-5, a future probe that will conduct the country's first Moon mission with a provision to return back....
  • Vietnam for deeper ties ahead of its PM's India visit:-Ahead of its Prime Minister's visit here, Vietnam on recently pitched for greater cooperation in key areas of defence, security and oil exploration and expressed confidence of "substantive" outcome from the trip during which nearly a dozen pacts are likely to be inked....
  • Crucial Defence Acquisition Council meet on Sat:-Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday will chair a crucial meeting of the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC), a high-level body that decides on procurements for the armed forces....

Coyote- The electric-powered UAV

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

Coyote UAV. BAE Systems Photo.

Coyote is a three foot long electrically driven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It is developed under an Office of Naval Research (ONR) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant.

Coyote UAV, of the BAE Systems, can carry either an electro-optical (EO) or infrared (IR) camera and data transmitter. The mission is for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) operations with it being launched from either maritime-patrol aircraft or anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters.

It is designed to be launched from the sonobuoy tube of a US Navy P-3C Orion or a helicopter, such as the SH-60, to provide 90 minutes ISR collection.

Coyote is mission programmable and thus follows an autonomous, pre-programmed path with real-time updates. The flight is controlled via line-of-sight radio link (VHF or UHF), from the P-3 interceptor aircraft or helicopter controlling it.

Coyote weighs only 12 pounds and has a 58-inch wingspan. During freefall, the system is designed to emerge from a sonobuoy, unfold its wings, and begin a directed flight path.

It is low cost, and is being developed and tested with a specific view to saving lives, reducing oprerational costs, and providing tactical surveillance data.

BAE Systems has engineered this concept for the requirements by the multiple services such as improved surveillance imagery, improved targeting capability, near real-time damage assessment and reduced threat to manned aircraft.

On 19th January, 2010, Coyote UAV completed its first successful test-flight on a WP-3D Orion aircraft. The system deployed in midair from a 3-foot-long sonobuoy dropped from a P-3 aircraft. The test was done by BAE Systems, in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

NOAA will further test the system's suitability in a hurricane or tropical storm for measuring wind speed and other critical data of forecasting.

Courtesy:
     - BAE Systems.

Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2014

Image Gallery