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Jordan Falcon

Jordan (2012)

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 ©

  Jordan Falcon  
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The Jordan Falcon is a joint development effort intended to bring UAV capabilities to the Jordanian military.

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.

Any available statistics for the Jordan Falcon Light Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) are showcased in the areas immediately below. Categories include basic specifications covering country-of-origin, operational status, manufacture(s) and total quantitative production. Other qualities showcased are related to structural values (namely dimensions), installed power and standard day performance figures, installed or proposed armament and mission equipment (if any), global users (from A-to-Z) and series model variants (if any).
Jordan Falcon Specifications
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Year: 2012
Type: Light Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Manufacturer(s): King Abdulla D & D Bureau / Jordan Aerospace Industries - Jordan
Production: 3
Supported Mission Types
Ground Attack
Close-Air Support
Airborne Early Warning
Electronic Warfare
Aerial Tanker
Passenger Industry
VIP Travel
Business Travel
Special Forces
Crew: 0
Empty Weight: 88 lb (40 kg)
MTOW: 132 lb (60 kg)

Installed Power
1 x 2-Stroke 200cc gasoline/oil mix engine powerign a two-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.

Standard Day Performance
Maximum Speed: 112 mph (180 kph; 97 kts)
Maximum Range: 280 mi (450 km; 243 nm)

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

Operators List

Series Model Variants
• Falcon - Base Series Designation