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Airbus DS Tanan 300

Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Airbus DS Tanan 300

Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

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OVERVIEW



In keeping up with global competitors, Airbus Group is developing a Vertical Take-Off and Landing Unmanned Aircraft System in the Tanan 300.
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ORIGIN: France
YEAR: 2019
STATUS: In-Development
MANUFACTURER(S): Airbus Defence and Space / Cassidian - France
PRODUCTION: 2
OPERATORS: None.
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Airbus DS Tanan 300 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
LENGTH: 14.11 feet (4.3 meters)
WIDTH: 16.40 feet (5 meters)
HEIGHT: 3.94 feet (1.2 meters)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 772 pounds (350 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Engine of unknown make and model driving two-bladed main rotor and two-bladed tail rotor.
SPEED (MAX): 93 miles-per-hour (150 kilometers-per-hour; 81 knots)
RANGE: 124 miles (200 kilometers; 108 nautical miles)
CEILING: 13,123 feet (4,000 meters; 2.49 miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Mission-specific payloads carried through a "mix-and-match" capability. Payloads centering around sensors and radar only.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Tanan 300 - Base Series Designation
• Tanan 300 Block 1 - Initial variant based on CybAero APID 60 system.
• Tanan 300 Block 2 - Improved, dimensionally larger variant.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Airbus DS Tanan 300 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).  Entry last updated on 5/21/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
Joining the ranks of unmanned Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) air systems of the world is the Airbus Defence & Space Tanan 300. Similar in its design shape to the Saab Skeldar (detailed elsewhere on this site), the Tanan 300 is intended for deployment from surface vessels in the maritime surveillance role. In addition to this, Airbus is developing this aircraft for at-sea Search and Rescue (SAR), general reconnaissance, target acquisition, general intelligence gathering and humanitarian operations support. Airbus is also offering the Tanan 300 with customer-specific sensor equipment ranging from night imaging and electronic intelligence to over-water radar functionality and High Definition Electro-Optical / InfraRed (HDEO/IR) equipment to suit various missile roles.

As designed, the Tanan 300 features a span of 5 meters with a running length of 4.3 meters and height to main rotor mast of 1.2 meters. Its configuration mimics that of a conventional manned helicopter system in that it exhibits a multi-bladed main rotor atop a fuselage housing the required avionics, fuel stores and engine systems. A shaft hidden in the tail stem drives a multi-bladed tail rotor which is seated along the starboard side. The undercarriage is of the skid variety which makes operation simpler in-the-field and less expensive to produce the UAV unit. Optics are carried in a ventral blister with good views of the surrounding area and horizon. The Tanan 300 features an operational range out to 180 kilometers and can carry a payload up to 50 kilograms over an eight our endurance window (MTOW of 300 kilograms). Maximum speeds reach 150 kilometers per hour with a service ceiling currently noted at 4,000 meters. Cruising speeds are expected around 100 kmh. Operations of the Tanan 300 are expected to take place around 3,000 meters and below.

As of June 2014, the Tanan 300 remains in development under the Cassidian brand label, Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military having joined to become Airbus Defence and Space ("Airbus DS").

This article will be updated as new information allows.




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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (93mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue