Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)
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The Aisheng ASN-209 was a joint-development of a MAME UAV system between China and Egypt.
Detailing the development and operational history of the Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle) Medium Altitude, Medium Endurance (MAME) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). Entry last updated on 5/16/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The Chinese Army uses the ASN-209 under the "Silver Eagle" name.
The ASN-209 features a central fuselage nacelle housing the avionics kit, mission package payload, powerplant, and fuel stores. The engine is fitted at the rear of the nacelle and drives a two-bladed propeller arranged in a "pusher" configuration. The main wing appendages are straight planes fitted over the nacelle with thin tailbooms extending aft and each boom holding a vertical tail fin. A horizontal plane is attached between the fins to act as the stabilizer. The aircraft is launched via catapult from the rear of a modified 6x6 wheeled transport truck. Rocket assistance aids in getting the USV airborne during launch. It is assumed that a net arrangement is used to reclaim the UAV upon its return to ground control forces.
With its MAME classification, this UAV can fulfill a variety of roles at up to medium altitude levels including target designation, ELectronic INTelligence (ELINT), target tracking, Electronic Warfare (EW), or serve in the communications relay role for accompanying ground or aerial forces. As far as is known, the ASN-209 is not an armed hunter-killer UAV. It is featured with a Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) of 700lbs, can reach speeds of 115 miles per hour, cruise at 90 miles per hour and range out 125 miles. Its mission endurance window is rated at 10 hours with an operational service ceiling of 16,400 feet.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (112mph).
Graph average of 90 miles-per-hour.
Graph showcases the Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)'s operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.