Silver Arrow Sniper

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Role Reconnaissance UAV
National origin Israel
Manufacturer Elbit Systems

The Silver Arrow Sniper is a reconnaissance UAV developed in Israel in the 1990s.

The Sniper's configuration resembles that of a conventional private aircraft with fixed tricycle landing gear, driven by a nose-mounted propeller and a 28.5 kW (38 horsepower) piston engine. Its only unusual feature is an upright vee tail.


General characteristics

  • Crew: None
  • Capacity: 25 kg (55 lb) payload
  • Length: 3.80 m (12 ft 6 in)
  • Wingspan: 5.2 m (17 ft 0 in)
  • Empty weight: 155 kg (342 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1 × UEL AR 741, 28 kW (38 hp)


  • Maximum speed: 175 km/h (110 mph)
  • Endurance: >6 hours
  • Service ceiling: 4,600 m (15,000 ft)


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