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UKRJET UJ-22 (Airborne)

Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) [ 2020 ]

The UKRJET UJ-22 Airborne has seen active service over the contested skies of Ukraine since the Russian invasion of February 2022.

Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/30/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

The UJ-22 "Airborne" is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) manufactured by UKRJET of Ukraine. The type is billed as a multi-purpose / multi-role platform capable of operating in day / night environments as well as all weather conditions. The aircraft is conventionally arranged as an airplane with straight mainplanes at front and a single-finned, twin-planed tail unit at rear. The airframe sits atop a wheeled, fixed tricycle undercarriage for ground running and features a three-bladed propeller unit at its nose.

Over the modern battlefield, the UJ-22 can fulfill various roles related to Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) including general scouting, artillery spotting, and Search and Rescue (SAR). In peacetime, it can be used to assist in humanitarian operations as well as airborne research and rescue, security, and border / maritime enforcement.

The UJ-22 is operated by controller via a HOTAS (Hands-On-Throttle-and-Stick) arrangement through a Ground Control Station. The system includes a tracking antenna, spare parts and tools, as well as all transport containers needed to shuffle the complete system about. The aircraft's payload is modular to an extent, able to take on various optics fits (payloads up to 20 kilograms) as needed by the customer.

The aircraft can reach speeds of 160 kmh and cruise near 120 kmh while flying at altitudes up to 6,000 meters. Range by the GCS is up to 100 kilometers while its autonomous function gives it legs out to 800 kilometers. The system requires just three minutes to prep from unpacking to flight.

UKRJET manufactures a series of UASs for the military, security, and civilian market. This includes the UJ-23 "Topaz" and UJ-31/UJ-32 "loitering munition" solutions - several of which have seen combat service over Ukraine since the Russian invasion of February 2022.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Service Year

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In Active Service.

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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Special-Mission: Search & Rescue (SAR)
Ability to locate and extract personnel from areas of potential harm or peril (i.e. downed airmen in the sea).
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.

Houses, or can house (through specialized variants), radar equipment for searching, tracking, and engagement of enemy elements.
Inherent ability of airframe to take considerable damage.
Can reach and operate at higher altitudes than average aircraft of its time.
Ability to operate over ocean in addition to surviving the special rigors of the maritime environment.
Design features ability to fly sans pilot, actions controlled onboard through programming and / or ground-based operator.
Design features autonomous flight operations made possible through onboard artificial intelligence or pre-programming.
Payload supports photographic equipment providing still and / or real-time image / video results.

monoplane / shoulder-mounted / straight
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represent the most popular mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are mounted at the upper section of the fuselage, generally at the imaginary line intersecting the pilot's shoulders.
The planform involves use of basic, straight mainplane members.
(Structural descriptors pertain to the UKRJET UJ-22 production variant)
Installed: 1 x Conventional engine seated at the front of the fuselage driving a three-bladed propeller unit in puller arrangement.
Max Speed
99 mph
(160 kph | 86 kts)
Cruise Speed
75 mph
(120 kph | 65 kts)
Max. Speed Diff
+25 mph
(+40 kph | 22 kts)
19,685 ft
(6,000 m | 4 mi)
497 mi
(800 km | 1,482 nm)

♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
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 UKRJET UJ-22 production variant. Performance specifications showcased above are subject to environmental factors as well as aircraft configuration. Estimates are made when Real Data not available. Compare this aircraft entry against any other in our database or View aircraft by powerplant type)
None. Mission-specific payloads related to Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) sorties.

Supported Types

(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings:

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