SAGEM Patroller

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Patroller
Safran Electronics & Defense Patroller.jpg
Role Remote controlled UAV
Manufacturer Safran Electronics & Defense
Status In development
Unit cost
€20-30 million
Developed from Stemme ASP S15

The Safran Electronics & Defense Patroller is an unmanned air vehicle, designed and manufactured jointly by Safran Electronics & Defense and Stemme. It is based on the Stemme ASP S15 motor-glider. The first flight was in June 2009 at Kemijarvi in Finland; it was shown at the 2009 Paris Air Show.[1] The Patroller is a Medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE) by the definition of the NATO.[2]

It completed another series of flight tests in July 2010, which demonstrated it is capable of missions lasting 20–30 hours; it can carry a 250 kg payload (including 80 kg under each wing). [3] The Patroller will carry out imaging and surveillance trials in southern France, detecting forest fires.[4]

The Patroller uses the same ground control station as Sperwer II. A Ku-band datalink is used; range is limited to 200 km (line of sight).[1]

Safran Electronics & Defense and Egyptian aircraft factory AOI have signed a collaboration agreement concerning the Patroller UAV. AOI-Aircraft Factory could handle final assembly of the drones and will develop a dedicated training center in Egypt to train staff for the operation and maintenance of the drone systems. [5]

Operators[edit]

 France
French Army. 14 on order.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Patroller MALE Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), France". Airforce-technology. Retrieved 6 January 2013.
  2. ^ "NATO - Joint Air Power Competence Centre" (PDF). NATO. Retrieved June 2010. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. ^ "Sagem reveals new Patroller UAV variants". Flight Global. 15 July 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  4. ^ "Patroller wins first contract in French fire detection trials". 12 August 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Sagem and AOI - Aircraft Factory sign collaboration agreement on drones for Egyptian defense market". 24 September 2015.
  6. ^ France Seals Deal for Safran Patroller Drone

See also[edit]

Aircraft of comparable role, configuration and era

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