Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle

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A medium-altitude long-endurance UAV (MALE UAV) is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that flies at an altitude window of 10,000 to 30,000 feet (3,000–9,000 m) for extended durations of time, typically 24 to 48 hours.[1]

UAV Country
Aeronautics Defense Dominator Israel
Bayraktar Tactical UAS Turkey
CAIG Wing Loong China
DRDO Rustom India
Denel Dynamics Bateleur South Africa
EADS Talarion Europe/Turkey
EADS Harfang Licensed IAI Heron Europe/Israel
Elbit Hermes 900 Israel
European MALE RPAS Europe
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator USA
Hybrid Air Vehicles HAV-3 UK
IAI Heron Israel
IAIO Fotros Iran
Northrop Grumman Firebird USA
Piaggio-Selex P.1HH Hammerhead Italy
Scaled Composites Model 395 USA
INTA Milano Spain
Shahed 129 Iran
TAI Anka Turkey
IAe Black Eagle Indonesia


  1. ^ Weibel, Roland E. (2002), Safety Considerations for Operation of Different Classes of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in the National Airspace System (PDF), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, pp. 15, 38, 39, 43, 77