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UKRSPEC Systems Leleka-100

Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone

Ukraine | 2015

"The UKRSPEC Systems Leleka-100 ISR UAV is just one of many compact drone solutions available to the Ukrainian military."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the UKRSPEC Systems Leleka-100 Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
1 x Electric motor driving 2 x Two-bladed propellers in puller arrangement at wing leading edges and 1 x Two-bladed propeller in pusher arrangement at rear of fuselage.
28 mph
45 kph | 24 kts
Max Speed
4,921 ft
1,500 m | 0 miles
Service Ceiling
28 miles
45 km | 24 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the UKRSPEC Systems Leleka-100 Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
6.5 ft
1.98 m
O/A Length
11.5 ft
(3.50 m)
O/A Width
3.7 ft
(1.14 m)
O/A Height
13 lb
(6 kg)
Empty Weight
13 lb
(6 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the UKRSPEC Systems Leleka-100 Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone .
Payload reserved for camera equipment related to the over-battlefield ISR role.
Notable series variants as part of the UKRSPEC Systems Leleka-100 family line.
Leleka-100 - Base Series Designation.
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The Ukrainian industry for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) was a flourishing one even before the Russian invasion of the country in February of 2022. In 2015, the Ukrainian Armed Forces adopted a new drone for the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role in the Leleka-100 by UKRSPEC Systems. This tactical-level, robust, and reliable UAS is marketed to the military, industrial, and commercial / civilian sectors, touted with its versatility, ease-of-operation, and low-cost procurement / maintenance. It is an all-weather, day / night solution supporting a variety of camera types.

The Lekeka-100 features a conventional design arrangement with all pertinent systems concentrated in the centralized fuselage. The monoplanes are seated at the shoulder while tailplanes are arranged as outward-canted angles. Propulsion comes from a pair of two-bladed propeller units ahead of the wing leading edges as well as a single, two-bladed unit set aft of the tail unit in pusher arrangement. Its electric drive system allows it to operate relatively quietly - a particularly important quality in the low-level / low-altitude envelop. The gyrostabilized optics set (High-Resolution, Electro-Optical, or InfraRed supported) is located at the nose of the aircraft (as opposed to a traditional blister pack under the body).

Once airborne, the drone is fully-automatic. The complete system includes the Ground Control Station (GCS), a manual remote-control unit, and antennas. Communications from the GCS and drone unit are fully-encrypted through a radio channel allowing the ground operator to take-over the aircraft as needed or ensure proper working of the autonomous flight operation. Range of the data link is 28 miles. Waypoints are pre-programmed and a fully-automatic navigation system is used including "auto-return" - an especially useful safety / recovery feature if signal to the unit is lost.

The aircraft can remain airborne for up to 2.5 hours and has a maximum flight altitude of 5,000 feet (1,500 m). The rated Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) is 12lb (5.5 kg).

The aircraft is shipped in a light-weight, hardened container making it possible to transport by any commercial land vehicle. Take-off and landing of the unit is through a bungee / catapult start and belly / parachute-landing finish, respectively.

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May 2021 - Ukraine has formally adopted the Leleka-100 ISR drone.

April 2022 - A Leleka-100 reconaissance drone was claimed shot down by Russian Naval Intelligence forces.

Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the UKRSPEC Systems Leleka-100. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 1,000 Units

Contractor(s): UKRSPEC Systems - Ukraine
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