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Lockheed Martin Fury 1500


Unmanned Air System (UAS) (2011)


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



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 02/22/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
2011

Origin
United States national flag graphic
United States

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
0
UNMANNED
Production
100
UNITS


Lockheed Martin Unmanned Integrated Systems - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Maritime / Navy
Land-based or shipborne capability for operating over-water in various maritime-related roles while supported by allied naval surface elements.
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.


Width/Span
14.3 ft
(4.35 m)
Empty Wgt
298 lb
(135 kg)
MTOW
441 lb
(200 kg)
Wgt Diff
+143 lb
(+65 kg)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base Lockheed Martin Fury 1500 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Heavy fuel engine driving three-blade propeller in "pusher" arrangement.
Max Speed
134 mph
(215 kph | 116 kts)
Ceiling
15,000 ft
(4,572 m | 3 mi)
Range
1,727 mi
(2,780 km | 5,149 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030


(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base Lockheed Martin Fury 1500 production variant. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database. View aircraft by powerplant type)
None. Mission equipment for ISR and IEW roles carried.


Fury 1500 - Base Series Designation


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