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Jordan Falcon

Light Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Jordan Falcon

Light Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Jordan Falcon is a joint development effort intended to bring UAV capabilities to the Jordanian military.
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ORIGIN: Jordan
YEAR: 2012
MANUFACTURER(S): King Abdulla D & D Bureau / Jordan Aerospace Industries - Jordan
PRODUCTION: 3
OPERATORS: Jordan
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Jordan Falcon model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 88 pounds (40 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 132 pounds (60 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x 2-Stroke 200cc gasoline/oil mix engine powerign a two-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.
SPEED (MAX): 112 miles-per-hour (180 kilometers-per-hour; 97 knots)
RANGE: 280 miles (450 kilometers; 243 nautical miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Mission payload (up to 13lb) consisting of sensors and optical systems.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Falcon - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Jordan Falcon Light Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  Entry last updated on 11/10/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Jordan Falcon in a light-class unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) currently in development and headed by the concerns of King Abdulla Design & Development Bureau and Jordan Aerospace Industries. The effort is a joint venture indigenous UAV program intended to broaden the tactical reach of military and security forces - in an effort to modernize forces and keep pace with Western powers. The Falcon is an unarmed system, charged mainly with reconnaissance, surveillance and target designation/tracking and is therefore "armed" with applicable mission equipment for the role (payload of up to 13lbs).

Outwardly, the Jordan Falcon is designed as a small-scale aircraft to include a fuselage, main wing span and empennage. The "cockpit" is underslung in a nacelle-type arrangement at center with the straight-edged wings overhead. The wings are clipped at their tips. The empennage consists of a twin-boom configuration with a connecting span of wing at the rear, a horizontal tailplane that appears as two inward-canted vertical tail surfaces joined at their tips. Propulsion is from an internal engine situated at the rear of the fuselage and powering a twin-bladed propeller assembly in a "pusher" configuration. The undercarriage consists of four fixed legs.

As with other systems of this type, the Falcon sports a reduced-noise 200cc 2-stroke internal combustion engine and satellite-based navigation. The system is primarily controlled by a ground operator and range is out to 450 kilometers though waypoint navigation can be autonomous if required. A datalink system relays video in real-time format back to a receiver. Operational endurance time for the UAV is reported to be roughly four hours. Top speed is 110 miles 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: 120mph
Lo: 60mph
    This entry's maximum listed speed (112mph).

    Graph average of 90 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.


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