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SAGEM Patroller

Tactical-Level Intelligence-Surviellance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

SAGEM Patroller

Tactical-Level Intelligence-Surviellance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
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HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The French SAGEM Patroller UAV is based on the two-seat German Stemme S-15 motor-glider.
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ORIGIN: France
YEAR: 2017
STATUS: Active, Limited Service
MANUFACTURER(S): SAGEM - France
PRODUCTION: 10
OPERATORS: France (probable); Egypt
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the SAGEM Patroller R model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
LENGTH: 27.95 feet (8.52 meters)
WIDTH: 59.06 feet (18 meters)
HEIGHT: 8.04 feet (2.45 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 1,653 pounds (750 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 2,425 pounds (1,100 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x Rotax 914 F2 engine developing 113 horsepower while driving three-bladed propeller at the nose.
SPEED (MAX): 124 miles-per-hour (200 kilometers-per-hour; 108 knots)
RANGE: 2,485 miles (4,000 kilometers; 2,160 nautical miles)
CEILING: 20,013 feet (6,100 meters; 3.79 miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Mission payloads to include equipment for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR).
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Patroller - Base Series name
• Patroller R - Ground surveillance model
• Patroller M - Maritime patrol model
• Patroller S - Homeland Security variant


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the SAGEM Patroller Tactical-Level Intelligence-Surviellance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  Entry last updated on 7/10/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The various wars of the early 2000s presented warplanners with a need for more-capable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and this ultimately led to considerable growth of a what was really already a veteran industry (unmanned systems were used in warfare as early as 1849 in Austria). As a result, there emerged a plethora of global players hoping to make their presence felt in the realm of unmanned aircraft systems, drones and autonomous flight.

The French-originated SAGEM "Patroller" is a part of this UAV explosion, born from the two-seat Stemme ASP 515 powered glider. The Patroller removes the need for physical human pilots but retains all of the form and function of the glider resulting in a very useful, logistically-friendly unmanned system for both civil and military markets. The system is approved for such mission types as Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), artillery spotting, peacekeeping/humanitarian aid and border protection. The mission payload exceeds 250 kilograms.

The Patroller is detailed as a tactical-level UAV and features a scalable architecture to better integrate with existing air command systems. A "see and avoid" module allow it to function in civilian airspace. The aircraft has been developed with inherent low-noise qualities as well as a reduced radar and heat signature to better operate in battle zones. Autonomous flight is possible and both landing and take-off actions can be handled automatically (as well as taxiing). As such, the aircraft can use traditional prepared runways.

Externally, the aircraft sports a tear-drop-like shape for its fuselage in which the forward section is noticeably bulbous. It houses the powerplant which includes a three-bladed propeller unit at the nose. The optics fit sits under the belly with a complete 360-degree view of the action under the aircraft. A tricycle undercarriage is featured. The wing mainplanes are straight and high-mounted along the fuselage sides, each underwing point able to carry a pod. The empennage begins at the rear of the fuselage and runs to the single tail fin which mounts the horizontal stabilizer.

Patroller is flight-capable for up to 20 hours and can operate at an altitude up to 20,000 feet reaching speeds of 200 kilometers per hour.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 150mph
Lo: 75mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (124mph).

    Graph average of 112.5 miles-per-hour.
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Graph showcases the SAGEM Patroller R's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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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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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
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Passenger
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SPECOPS
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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
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