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Lipan M3

Intellgence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone

Argentina | 2014

"The Lipan M3 is a wholly-indigenous ISR UAV design originating out of Argentina."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Lipan M3 Intellgence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
1 x Engine driving a two-bladed propeller unit in pusher configuration.
106 mph
170 kph | 92 kts
Max Speed
6,562 ft
2,000 m | 1 miles
Service Ceiling
25 miles
40 km | 22 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Lipan M3 Intellgence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
11.6 ft
3.55 m
O/A Length
15.1 ft
(4.60 m)
O/A Width
66 lb
(30 kg)
Empty Weight
132 lb
(60 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Lipan M3 Intellgence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone .
None. Mission equipment supporting the ISR role.
Notable series variants as part of the Lipan M3 family line.
M3 - Base Series Designation.
XM4 - Enhanced model with increased automatic function.
"Guardian" - Argentine Navy project.
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The Lipan M3 is an Unmanned Air System (UAS) developed by Ejercito Argentino of Argentina for the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role. The type represents the first such UAS to be developed in South America. The design is of highly-conventional form and function and has been adopted by the Argentina Army as well as the Air Force and Army of Egypt.

The air vehicle utilizes proven traits including a shoulder-mounted straight monoplane mainplane arrangement, twin-boom tail unit, and wheeled (non-retracting) tricycle undercarriage. The tail unit terminates in inward-canted vertical tailplanes rounding out the necessary control scheme. The fuselage, housing pertinent mission equipment and the powerplant, is of slab-sided design with a sloping nose section. The engine is used to drive a two-bladed propeller unit arranged in pusher fashion.

Performance specifications include a maximum speed of 105 miles-per-hour with a range out to 25 miles and a mission endurance window of five hours. The aircraft can operate up to altitudes of 6,500 feet. Structural dimensions include an overall length of 11.6 feet and wingspan reach of 15 feet.

This UAS can be operate by manual control (take-off and landing actions) and through automation with in-air direction given to the machine via preset waypoints. The "XM4" represents a more evolved variant of the Lipan III design with the prime modification being enhanced autonomy to include both take-off and landing actions. Another offshoot if the "Guardian" for the Argentine Navy which is slower and flies lower but features increased operational range.

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Total Production: 150 Units

Contractor(s): Ejercito Argentino - Argentina
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