Aeronautics Defense Dominator

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"Dominator UAV" redirects here. For the American Boeing UAV, see Persistent Munition Technology Demonstrator.
Dominator
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Role Reconnaissance UAV
National origin Israel
Manufacturer Aeronautics Defense Systems
Variants Dominator XP

The Aeronautics Defense Dominator Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is manufactured by the Israeli company Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd.[1] It is based on the Austrian Diamond DA42 passenger aircraft. Dominator UAV executes intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISP) operations.

The aircraft made its first test flight in July 2009.[2] The unmanned aircraft has an endurance of 28 hours with a 900 lb (410 kg) payload and flies at 75-190 knots (140–350 km/h) to a maximum altitude of 30,000 ft (9,100 m).[3][4]

Users[edit]

  •  Mexico — 2 Dominator XP drone systems on order.[5]
  •  Turkey - One Dominator 2, being used to monitor borders.[6]

Specifications[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: None
  • Length: 8.00 m (26 ft 3 in)
  • Wingspan: 13.42 m (44 ft 0 in)
  • Gross weight: 1,200 kg (2,640 lb)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Thielert diesel engines, 101 kW (135 hp) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 354 km/h (219 mph)
  • Service ceiling: 9,100 m (30,000 ft)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd.
  2. ^ "Dominator II - an Unmanned DA-42 Performs First Flight". Defense Update. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 
  3. ^ Niles, Russ (August 2009). "DA42-Based UAV Tested". Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  4. ^ "Aeronautics Defense Systems successfully tested unmanned Diamond DA42". Defense Professionals. July 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-13. 
  5. ^ Egozi, Arie (26 February 2014). "Mexico signs for unmanned Dominators". Flightglobal. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 
  6. ^ Aeronautics planned second manned/unmanned conversion. Flightglobal. (13 October 2010)

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