CASIC Sky Hawk

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Sky Hawk
Role UAV
National origin China
Manufacturer CASIC
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Sky Hawk (SH, Tian-Ying or Tianying 天鹰) UAV is a series of Chinese UAVs developed by China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC), some of which is marketed by ADIC Technology Pte of Singapore.

Sky Hawk 1[edit]

Sky Hawk 1 (SH-1) UAV a small Chinese long range Miniature UAV that was first unveiled at the 2008 Zhuhai Air Show. SH-1 is catapulted or use rocket-assisted firing. The UAV is flying wing design, with a piston engine driving two-blade pusher propeller at the tail end. SH-1 is marketed by ADIC Technology Pte of Singapore. Specification:[1]

  • Length: 2.3 m
  • Wingspan: 4.2 m
  • Ceiling: 5 km
  • Speed: 90–150 km/h
  • Combat radius: > 180 km
  • Endurance: up to 6 h
  • Launch: catapulted or rocket-assisted
  • Recovery: parachute or recovery net
  • Payload: 30 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 150 kg

Sky Hawk 3[edit]

Sky Hawk 3 (SH-3) utilizing technologies of SH-1. SH-3 adopts a twin-boom configuration with a two-blade pusher propeller driven by piston engine, and it also adopts a inverted v-tail. Specification:[2]

  • Length: 3.6 m
  • Wingspan: 3.6 m
  • Ceiling: 3 km
  • Speed: 80–120 km/h
  • Combat radius: 100 km
  • Endurance: 8-12 h
  • Payload: 5 kg
  • Max takeoff weight: 25 kg

Sky Hawk 3A[edit]

Sky Hawk 3A (SH-3A) is a derivative of SH-3 and most of the parameters of both UAVs are identical. The most obvious external visual difference between SH-3 and SH-3A is in the landing gears: the pair of skids of SH-3 is replaced by a tricycle land gear system is SH-3A and thus the takeoff method is consequently different. The overall weight has been increased by 1 kg to 26 kg. Specification (please refer to SH-3 for specification parameters shared by both):[3]

  • Cruise speed: 90 km/h
  • Max takeoff weight: 26 kg
  • Remote control radius: 30 km
  • Endurance: 4–6 h
  • Takeoff: conventional taxi
  • Recovery: parachute
  • Rain condition allowed for operation: light rain
  • Max wind speed allowed ro operation: 10 m/s
  • System deployment time: < 30 min from storage to takeoff
  • System recovery time: < 20 min from landing to storage
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 55 °C
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 55 °C

Sky Hawk 3B[edit]

Although sharing the designation Sky Hawk 3 (SH-3) series, Sky Hawk 3B (SH-3B) is a completely different UAV than SH-3/3A. SH-3B is a hand-held micro air vehicle (MAV) of conventional layout, and the propulsion is provided by a two-blade pusher propeller driven by an electrical motor installed behind the wing. Specification:[4]

  • Cruise speed: 50–80 km/h
  • Cruise altitude: 50–3000 m
  • Max takeoff weight: 1.5 kg
  • Remote control radius: 20 km
  • Endurance: 45 min
  • Takeoff: conventional taxi or by hand
  • Recovery: parachute or conventional taxi
  • Rain condition allowed for operation: light rain
  • Max wind speed allowed ro operation: 8 m/s
  • System deployment time: < 10 min from storage to takeoff
  • System recovery time: < 10 min from landing to storage
  • Storage temperature: -40 to 55 °C
  • Operating temperature: -20 to 55 °C

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