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IAI ROTEM L

Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)

IAI ROTEM L

Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The IAI ROTEM L is described as a loitering munition and is capable of engaging enemy assets in an urban setting through precision strikes.
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ORIGIN: Israel
YEAR: 2017
STATUS: Active, Limited Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Israel Aerospace Systems (IAI) - Israel
PRODUCTION: 20
OPERATORS: Israel
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the IAI ROTEM L model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
ENGINE: Electric motor driving a quad-copter arrangement.
SPEED (MAX): 57 miles-per-hour (92 kilometers-per-hour; 50 knots)
RANGE: 6 miles (10 kilometers; 5 nautical miles)




ARMAMENT



2 x Internal 2kg warheads. This can be substituted for ISR equipment for reconnaissance.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• ROTEM L - Base Series Name


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the IAI ROTEM L Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS).  Entry last updated on 1/4/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Israeli Army has been actively seeking to augment Army ground combatants with accessible, capable Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) apart from those already serving through the Israeli Air Force (IAF) today. As urban fighting is at the center of Israeli warfare these days, it makes sense to keep and on-call fleet of UAVs to assist ground forces in locating and neutralizing enemy assets so as to not have to rely on support from the IAF. One of the candidates intended to broaden the tactical reach of the Israeli Army is the "ROTEM L" by Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI).

The ROTEM L is described as a tactical-level, expendable "loitering munition" built in a compact and lightweight form for portability on the modern battlefield. It is a multi-rotor "quad-copter" development set to serve in the precision munitions-delivery role as related to close quarters combat - a crucial role in urban fighting. The quad-copter arrangement allows the ROTEM L to hover (loiter) over designated areas as needed for up to 45 minutes while looking for targets-of-opportunity and fly as fast as 50 knots (57.5 mph) to where it is needed. Typical operating range is out to 1,500 meters (about 10,000 meters maximum) and the air system can be made ready-to-fly in under one minute. Its operation relies on a sole infantryman though it is capable of autonomous flight - still requiring the soldier "in-the-loop" for making those critical engagement decisions. It can engage both stationary and moving targets with equal lethality.




IAI ROTEM L (Cont'd)

Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)

IAI ROTEM L (Cont'd)

Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)



Beyond its attack role, the air vehicle can outfitted with the usual ISR (Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance) gear to serve as a general reconnaissance platform and provide real time High-Definition (HD) information to ground combatants (by way of a hand-held tablet) through an Electro-Optical / InfraRed (EO/IR) camera fit.

The ROTEM L's lethal payload is 2 x one kilogram warheads. Attack precision is within one meter of the targeted area and the system is expended during the attack. The ROTEM L is designed to run as silently as possible (thanks to its electric drive) so as to maintain the advantage against an unsuspecting enemy and, by its relatively compact size, has a low battlefield signature.




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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: 100mph
Lo: 50mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (57mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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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.


Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
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