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]

Some examples of MALE UAV systems are:


  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