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Jordan Falcon


Light Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)


The Jordan Falcon is a joint development effort intended to bring UAV capabilities to the Jordanian military.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 11/10/2016
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.






Specifications



Year:
2012
Crew
0
[ 3 Units ] :
King Abdulla D & D Bureau / Jordan Aerospace Industries - Jordan
National flag of Jordan Jordan
- Unmanned
(Showcased structural dimension values pertain to the Jordan Falcon production model)
Empty Weight:
88 lb (40 kg)
MTOW:
132 lb (60 kg)
(Diff: +44lb)
(Showcased weight values pertain to the Jordan Falcon production model)
1 x 2-Stroke 200cc gasoline/oil mix engine powerign a two-bladed propeller in pusher configuration.
(Showcased powerplant information pertains to the Jordan Falcon production model)
Maximum Speed:
112 mph (180 kph; 97 kts)
Maximum Range:
280 miles (450 km; 243 nm)
(Showcased performance values pertain to the Jordan Falcon production model; Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database)
None. Mission payload (up to 13lb) consisting of sensors and optical systems.
(Showcased armament details pertain to the Jordan Falcon production model)
Falcon - Base Series Designation

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