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FIDAE: EXPAL displays Shepherd UAV

31st March 2014 - 08:49 GMT | by Tim Fish in Santiago


Spanish defence manufacturer EXPAL unveiled its hand-launched Shepherd-MIL UAV at the FIDAE exhibition in Santiago, Chile.

Designed for silent, autonomous aerial reconnaissance, the platform is shaped like a large bird for camouflage. It could be suitable for the Chilean environment as it may be mistaken for a condor, it was suggested.

Shepherd-MIL has a Kevlar/epoxy airframe and tail to make it highly resistant to impact. The aircraft is 0.85m-long (2.8ft) and has a wingspan of 1.65m (5.4ft) and has a maximum take-off weight of 2.8kg (6.2lb) and an empty weight of 2.6kg (5.7lb).

The UAV has a flight time of

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Tim Fish


Tim Fish

Tim Fish is a special correspondent for Shephard Media. Formerly the editor of Land Warfare …

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