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Utva Vrabac

Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Utva Vrabac

Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Utva Vrabac is intended as a reconnaissance UAV for the forces of Serbia.
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ORIGIN: Serbia
YEAR: 2008
MANUFACTURER(S): Utva Aviation Industry - Serbia
PRODUCTION: 55
OPERATORS: Serbia
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Utva Vrabac model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 0
WIDTH: 9.19 feet (2.8 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 11 pounds (5 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 15 pounds (7 kilograms)
ENGINE: 1 x 350 horsepower motor in nose assembly.
SPEED (MAX): 53 miles-per-hour (85 kilometers-per-hour; 46 knots)
RANGE: 6 miles (10 kilometers; 5 nautical miles)
CEILING: 1,312 feet (400 meters; 0.25 miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Optics and sensor payload of up to 1.5 kilograms.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Vrabac - Base Series Designation


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Utva Vrabac Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).  Entry last updated on 7/6/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
With drones becoming the military operational norm across all major powers of the world, Serbia has followed suit, adopting the Vrabac ("Sparrow") low-altitude mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for reconnaissance and surveillance purposes. The vehicle was introduced in 2008 with the Serbian Army, was designed by Military Technical Institute Belgrade and is produced under the Utva Aviation Industry banner. Over 50 of the type are thought to have been produced since 2008.

As a mini UVA, the Vrabac is allowed certain benefits such as not requiring an expensive launching or recovery process. The system is simply hand-launched when needed and recovered via an internal-release parachute system and cushioned to the ground via a deployed airbag. The Vrabac can operate in both full-light and low-light settings and utilizes modern optics to suit the role through a 1.5 kilogram payload limit. Additionally, the mini UAV is wholly portable as it weighs in at 5.3 kilograms. Construction involves lightweight composites while power is served through a 350 horsepower motor driving a two-bladed propeller assembly at the nose. Optics are held under the fuselage and viewed through a transparent housing. Wings are conventionally set high along the fuselage and feature a slight upwards crank after the wingroot. The empennage is a thin, tapered stem holding a single vertical tail gin and high-mounted horizontal tail plane. There is no integral undercarriage due to the unique take-off and landing actions of the system.

In addition to its military value, the Vrabac can be utilized by security forces for all manner of civilian reconnaissance and surveillance including humanitarian initiatives.




MEDIA







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 (53mph).

    Graph average of 75 miles-per-hour.
City-to-City Ranges
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Graph showcases the Utva Vrabac's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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55

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
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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
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