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Aeronautics Dominator XP

Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

Aeronautics Dominator XP

Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Aeronautics Dominator XP is of Israeli origin and combines the Diamond DA-42 twin with advanced systems and processing sensors - all without a pilot in the physical cockpit.
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ORIGIN: Israel
YEAR: 2012
STATUS: Active, In-Service
MANUFACTURER(S): Aeronautics Defense Systems Ltd - Israel
PRODUCTION: 1
OPERATORS: Israel
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Aeronautics Dominator XP model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
LENGTH: 28.22 feet (8.6 meters)
WIDTH: 44.29 feet (13.5 meters)
HEIGHT: 8.20 feet (2.5 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 2,756 pounds (1,250 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 4,211 pounds (1,910 kilograms)
ENGINE: 2 x Austro turbocharged diesel engines developing 168 horsepower each and driving three-bladed propeller units.
SPEED (MAX): 172 miles-per-hour (277 kilometers-per-hour; 150 knots)
RANGE: 3,418 miles (5,500 kilometers; 2,970 nautical miles)
CEILING: 18,045 feet (5,500 meters; 3.42 miles)
RATE-OF-CLIMB: 1,280 feet-per-minute (390 meters-per-minute)




ARMAMENT



None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Dominator II - Development of 2009; 28 hour endurance with 899lb payload capability; 190 knot speeds; 30,000 foot operating altitude.
• Dominator XP - Base Series Name.


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Aeronautics Dominator XP Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS).  Entry last updated on 8/3/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Aeronautics Dominator XP is a strategic-level, Israeli-originated Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS). The drone is designed to meet the challenges of the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role and can be equipped with a varying payload to undertake a variety of related mission sets. Its long range provides good battlefield coverage and its capabilities include ELectronic INTelligence (ELINT), COMmunications INTelligence (COMINT), and Search and Rescue (SAR) for both military and civilian (security) marketplaces.

The Dominator XP is built upon the frame of the Diamond DA-42 Twin-Star commercial passenger hauler and retains all of its excellent capabilities including triple redundancy of all vital avionics systems and a de-icing measure.

The drone takes on a conventional aircraft shape encompassing a fuselage and its connected surface planes. The typical cockpit area is covered over while the nose section mounts a chin camera/sensor blister. The wing mainplanes are seated near midships and are straight in their general lines with upturned winglet style tips for better control and fuel efficiency. The tail unit incorporated a Multhopp T-style plane arrangement with a single horizontal surface and this plane contains down-turned tips. Two conventional engines power the aircraft and each unit is shrouded by a streamlined nacelle fitted to the leading edge of the mainplane members. The engines turn three-bladed propellers. A tricycle undercarriage is utilized for ground-running.

The Dominator is a multi-mission platform and its 373 kilogram multi-payload capability reflects this tactical and strategic flexibility. Payload options include Electro-Optical (EO) sensors, InfraRed (IR) sensor fits, hyper-spectral sensors, laser designators, over-water radar search-and-track support, communications relays and the like. The maritime radar is useful in searching and tracking targets for the Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Anti-Ship (AS) roles and doubles as a useful tool in the all-importnat SAR role.

The datalink is both Line-of-Sight/Beyond-Line-of-Sight while being satellite-assisted. Autonomous take-offs and landings are possible as is waypoint programming. Navigation is handled by a GPS/INS arrangement. A flight and mission simulator are built into the design. A Ground Control Station (GCS) is used to operate the aircraft in real-time and as a fail-safe to the autonomous sections of the design.

All told, the Dominator XP fields an MTOW of 1,910 kilograms and can reach a speed of 150 knots while remaining airborne for up to 20 hours. The LOS datalink is ranged out to 300 kilometers while SATCOM provides an unlimited reach. Structurally, the aircraft has a length of 8.6 meters, a wingspan of 13.5 meters, and a height of 2.5 meters.




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Values are derrived from a variety of categories related to the design, overall function, and historical influence of this aircraft in aviation history.
MF Power Rating (BETA)
28
The MF Power Rating takes into account over sixty individual factors related to this aircraft entry. The rating is out of 100 total possible points.
Relative Maximum Speed Rating
Hi: 200mph
Lo: 100mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (172mph).

    Graph average of 150 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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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
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 pioneering aircraft
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 representing modern aircraft
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 War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.