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Lockheed Martin Fury 1500

Unmanned Air System (UAS)

United States | 2011

"The Lockheed Fury 1500 Unmanned Air System has been developed with ISR and IEW roles in mind."

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Lockheed Martin has been making a name in the defense industry since the days World War 2. Today, the brand reaches all facets of the battlefield including conventional weapons, systems, and space technology. With the rise of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as an industry, the company joined other defense industry players in delivering a bevy of UAV options for global customers that suite nearly any mission role. The Fury 1500 represents a relatively new contribution to the field, marketed as a long-endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) combining industry proven know-how, low signature design qualities, and powerful capabilities in both Intelligence / Surveillance / Reconnaissance (ISR) and Intelligence / Electronic Warfare (IEW) roles.

The Fury 1500 sports an endurance window of fifteen hours, providing much-needed long-range capabilities for ground commanders at the strategic and tactical levels. Its specific design lowers traditional acoustic levels as well as the visual signature being presented to opposing forces by giving the aircraft a slim, well-streamlined profile - one that mimics a flying wing with no vertical tail surfaces in play. The bulk of the primary components are housed in the blended body bulge with an optics set hung under the belly for unobstructed views below the airframe. The single engine installation drives a three-blade propeller fitted in a "pusher" arrangement at the rear of the aircraft. Its mission load is configurable to suit the mission need which broadens the product's tactical value over the warzone. Unlike other large-class UAS vehicles, the Fury 1500 does not require use of a runway - it is launched via catapult and recovered through a net system. This allows the vehicle to be launched and recovered from the field or from the deck of a warship.

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November 2017 - Lockheed Martin has announced an engine upgrade (1803) for its Fury UAV line to help increase inherent endurance.

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500 Unmanned Air System (UAS).
1 x Heavy fuel (JP8) engine driving three-blade propeller in "pusher" arrangement.
134 mph
215 kph | 116 kts
Max Speed
15,000 ft
4,572 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
1,727 miles
2,780 km | 1,501 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500 Unmanned Air System (UAS).
14.3 ft
(4.35 m)
O/A Width
298 lb
(135 kg)
Empty Weight
441 lb
(200 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500 Unmanned Air System (UAS) .
None. Mission equipment for ISR and IEW roles carried.
Notable series variants as part of the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500 family line.
Fury 1500 - Base Series Designation
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Lockheed Martin Fury 1500. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 100 Units

Contractor(s): Lockheed Martin Unmanned Integrated Systems - USA
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