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Lockheed Martin Fury 1500


Unmanned Air System (UAS)


The Lockheed Fury 1500 Unmanned Air System has been developed with ISR and IEW roles in mind.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 2/22/2018
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Specifications


Year: 2011
Status: Active, In-Service
Manufacturer(s): Lockheed Martin Unmanned Integrated Systems - USA
Production: 100
Capabilities: Navy/Maritime; Reconnaissance (RECCE); Unmanned;
Crew: 0
Width: 14.27 ft (4.35 m)
Weight (Empty): 298 lb (135 kg)
Weight (MTOW): 441 lb (200 kg)
Power: 1 x Heavy fuel engine driving three-blade propeller in "pusher" arrangement.
Speed: 134 mph (215 kph; 116 kts)
Ceiling: 15,000 feet (4,572 m; 2.84 miles)
Range: 1,727 miles (2,780 km; 1,501 nm)
Operators: United States
Lockheed Martin has been making a name in the defense industry since the days World War 2. Today, the brand reaches all facets of the battlefield including conventional weapons, systems, and space technology. With the rise of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as an industry, the company joined other defense industry players in delivering a bevy of UAV options for global customers that suite nearly any mission role. The Fury 1500 represents a relatively new contribution to the field, marketed as a long-endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) combining industry proven know-how, low signature design qualities, and powerful capabilities in both Intelligence / Surveillance / Reconnaissance (ISR) and Intelligence / Electronic Warfare (IEW) roles.

The Fury 1500 sports an endurance window of fifteen hours, providing much-needed long-range capabilities for ground commanders at the strategic and tactical levels. Its specific design lowers traditional acoustic levels as well as the visual signature being presented to opposing forces by giving the aircraft a slim, well-streamlined profile - one that mimics a flying wing with no vertical tail surfaces in play. The bulk of the primary components are housed in the blended body bulge with an optics set hung under the belly for unobstructed views below the airframe. The single engine installation drives a three-blade propeller fitted in a "pusher" arrangement at the rear of the aircraft. Its mission load is configurable to suit the mission need which broadens the product's tactical value over the warzone. Unlike other large-class UAS vehicles, the Fury 1500 does not require use of a runway - it is launched via catapult and recovered through a net system. This allows the vehicle to be launched and recovered from the field or from the deck of a warship.






Armament



None. Mission equipment for ISR and IEW roles carried.

Variants / Models



• Fury 1500 - Base Series Designation
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