Altec MART

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Role Reconnaissance UAV
National origin France
Manufacturer Altec Industries

The Altec MART (for Mini-Avion de Reconnaissance Télépiloté - "Remotely piloted reconnaissance mini-aeroplane") is a reconnaissance UAV developed in France during the 1980s.

The Mark II version served with French forces in the first Gulf War. It has a simple conventional configuration like that of a large RC model. It is catapult-launched, carries an imaging system, and appears to be recovered by parachute.

Altec Industries is now selling an improved version of the MART II, the S-MART. It is slightly heavier, has seven hours endurance, and can carry ELINT and jamming payloads.

Specifications (MART Mk II)[edit]

General characteristics

  • Crew: None
  • Length: 3.20 m (10 ft 7 in)
  • Wingspan: 3.40 m (11 ft 2 in)
  • Gross weight: 110 kg (240 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × WAE 342, 19 kW (25 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 195 km/h (120 mph)
  • Endurance: 4 hours
  • Service ceiling: 3,100 m (10,000 ft)


This article contains material that originally came from the web article Unmanned Aerial Vehicles by Greg Goebel, which exists in the Public Domain.