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Athlon-Avia A1-CM Furia (Fury)

Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone

Ukraine | 2014

"The Athlon-Avia A1-CM ISR drone is a local Ukrainian development and has seen service in the War in the East against Russian aggression."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Athlon-Avia A1-CM Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
1 x Electric motor driving two-bladed propeller unit at rear of fuselage in "pusher" arrangement.
47 mph
75 kph | 40 kts
Max Speed
31 miles
50 km | 27 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Athlon-Avia A1-CM Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone.
3.0 ft
0.90 m
O/A Length
6.6 ft
(2.00 m)
O/A Width
11 lb
(5 kg)
Empty Weight
13 lb
(6 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Athlon-Avia A1-CM Furia (Fury) Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone .
None. Reserved for equipment related to the ISR role.
Notable series variants as part of the Athlon-Avia A1-CM Furia (Fury) family line.
A1-CM "Furia" - Base Series Designation
A1-SM - Evolved model of 2015.
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Athlon-Avia LLC is a Ukrainian-based concern producing the A1-CM "Furia" ("Fury") Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for the Armed Forces of Ukraine. The design is all-indigenous, showcasing Ukrainian know-how and ingenuity without heavily reliance on foreign suppliers to meet the demand for reliable, capable Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) information-gathering. This unmanned aircraft has been an active player with Ukrainian elements since 2014 in the War in Donbass against Russia where the aerial platform has been critical to ISR actions as well as artillery fire adjustments. The series continues to see active use in the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian War begun with the Russian invasion of its neighbor in February 2022.

The aircraft currently (2022) serves with the Ukrainian Army, the Ukrainian National Guard, and local security forces and hundreds of the type have been manufactured to date - several claimed as downed by Russian forces by way of state media.

The Furia is marketed with exceptional endurance in the air, capable of staying aloft for some three hours and ranging out to 30+ miles in ideal conditions. Weighing in at just 12lb, the product is highly-transportable by vehicle to where it is needed. Onboard is an optics set that supports both day time and night time function depending on the camera equipment installed. Use of thermal imaging is also possible in the Furia system - such is its versatility. The onboard software is Linux-based and a pair of encrypted data links as used for data transfer to the Ground Control Station (GCS).

The general arrangement of the aircraft is largely conventional, its design centered on a streamlined fuselage with a blended wing-body approach. The wings are elegantly-shaped with curved leading edges and a relatively straight trailing edge. The optics set is held under the nose and is fully-traversable on its gimble, giving unfettered views of the terrain below. The electric motor drives a simple two-bladed propeller unit located at the rear of the fuselage in "pusher" arrangement. A pair of short tailbooms support vertical tailplanes for additional control. Flight modes include semi-automatic, full-autonomous, and camera-guided.

The aircraft can cruise at speeds of 40 miles-per-hour, launched by way of "rubber band" elastic or mechanical catapult assembly. Its light weight is achieved by reliance on fiberglass and carbon fibers used throughout its construction. The recovery process is by way of parachute retarding the vehicle's fall back down to the ground.

The first local units to receive the Furia were elements stationed in Donbas in June of 2014.

The A1-SM is an evolved form of the original A1-CM and appeared in 2015. This model has been taken into service with the Ukrainian National Guard.

The ST-35 "Silent Thunder" is a disposable, "kamikaze" type loitering munition design independent of the Furia line also actively promoted by the company.

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Total Production: 150 Units

Contractor(s): Athlon-Avia - Ukraine
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