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EMT ALADIN

Germany (2005)
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The German EMT Aladin is a compact, transportable UAV system offering frontline troops readily-accessible aerial imaging capabilities.


Detailing the development and operational history of the EMT ALADIN Close-Area Imaging Reconnaissance Drone.  Entry last updated on 7/28/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com

The German Army makes use of the compact EMT "Aladin" lightweight, reusable reconnaissance drone. The aircraft is primarily controlled remotely by ground personnel and adds an "eye in the sky" capability once lacking for infantry-level operations. The Aladin series has already seen combat use in the skies over Afghanistan with German and Dutch forces and the product has also been installed in German Army reconnaissance vehicles to further broaden tactical capabilities for its mechanized forces.

The Aladin showcases a length of 1.5 meters, a wingspan of 1.4 meters and a height of 0.35 meters. It weighs 3.2 kilograms and is powered by a DC electric motor fueled by a lithium ion polymer battery pack. Achievable speeds reach 90 kmh and range is out to 15 kilometers. The aircraft holds a mission endurance window of about one hour maximum and can travel up to 300 meters. The Ground Control Unit (GCU) weighs 17 kilograms and is portable by infantry. Two cases make up the Aladin kit and tool-less setup can have the bird ready in five minutes or less. Up-link is through a UHF band channel and down-linking is via C-band channel.


Picture of the EMT ALADIN Close-Area Imaging Reconnaissance Drone
Picture of the EMT ALADIN Close-Area Imaging Reconnaissance Drone


Externally, the Aladin is arranged as a conventional aircraft with the fuselage positioned at center making up most of its mass. A slim tail stem holds a "T-style" tail unit at rear. The twin-bladed propeller unit is fitted to the nose of the drone and the optics set (video-relay day/night capable) is at the belly position. Over the fuselage is the wing mainplane.

While control is typically manual via remote, the Aladin series can also be set up to follow pre-determined GPS coordinates for a hands-off approach. Launching is by way of catapult or simply by hand and recovery is accomplished by landing the drone on relatively soft terrain.






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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 50mph
Lo: 25mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (50mph).

    Graph average of 37.5 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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Origin: Germany
Year: 2005
Type: Close-Area Imaging Reconnaissance Drone
Manufacturer(s): EMT Penzberg - Germany
Production: 30
Global Operators:
Germany; Netherlands
Historical Commitments / Honors:

Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur
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Structural - Crew, Dimensions, and Weights:
Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the EMT Aladin (Abbildende Luftgestutzte AufklarungsDrohne Im Nachstbereich) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.

Operational
CREW


Personnel
2


Dimension
LENGTH


Feet
5.02 ft


Meters
1.53 m


Dimension
WIDTH


Feet
4.76 ft


Meters
1.45 m


Dimension
HEIGHT


Feet
1.15 ft


Meters
0.35 m


Weight
EMPTY


Pounds
7 lb


Kilograms
3 kg


Weight
LOADED


Pounds
7 lb


Kilograms
3 kg

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Installed Power - Standard Day Performance:
1 x Electric Motor generating 12 volts driving a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.

Performance
SPEED


Miles-per-Hour
50 mph


Kilometers-per-Hour
80 kph


Knots
43 kts


Performance
RANGE


Miles
10 mi


Kilometers
16 km


Nautical Miles
9 nm


Performance
CEILING


Feet
14,764 ft


Meters
4,500 m


Miles
2.80 mi

Armament - Hardpoints (0):

None. Mission equipment consists of day-night video relay cameras.
Variants: Series Model Variants
• Aladin - Base Series Name