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Spaitech COLUMBA

Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) / Drone

Ukraine | 2020

"The Spaitech COLUMBA utilizes a sleek blended wing-body design and is just one of several drones marketed by the Spain-based company."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Spaitech COLUMBA Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) / Drone.
1 x Electric motor driving two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
75 mph
120 kph | 65 kts
Max Speed
9,843 ft
3,000 m | 2 miles
Service Ceiling
75 miles
120 km | 65 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Spaitech COLUMBA Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) / Drone.
6.6 ft
(2.00 m)
O/A Width
15 lb
(7 kg)
Empty Weight
15 lb
(7 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Spaitech COLUMBA Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) / Drone .
None. Payload reserved for real-time camera optics as well as thermal imagers and the like.
Notable series variants as part of the Spaitech COLUMBA family line.
COLUMBA - Base Product Name.
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The COLUMBA is a flying-wing drone designed, developed, and produced by Spaitech of Ukraine. It is a camera-equipped solution built around versatility and reliability, proving suitable for the Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) role and can easily be adopted to cover civilian, humanitarian, and industry requirements as needed. The drone is launched from a catapult assembly and recovered by a parachute-retarded descent back on the ground. Control is by ground-based operator.

The COLUMBA uses a blended "wing-body" design common to "tailless" flying wing aircraft to achieve maximum lift with added drag, enhancing loitering times and increasing internal storage volume for pertinent systems and an optics-based payload. The mainplanes are elegantly-shaped and completed with down-turned tips for additional control and stability in flight. The nose section contains the twin-bladed propeller unit arranged in "puller" fashion while the gyro-stabilized optics "blister" is embedded near center-mass of the aircraft along its ventral line.

The all-electric drive makes this Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) solution eco-friendly while also reducing acoustic levels when compared to combustion-driven types of same class.

The UAS can stay aloft for 120 minutes and fly out to a distance of 120 kilometers while transmitting online at 40 kilometers out. It reaches altitudes of up to 3,000 meters while cruising at speeds of 100 kmh. Maximum Take-Off Weight (MTOW) if 7 kilograms. Its wingspan measures 2 meters across.

The COLUMBA is one of several UASs currently (2022) marketed by Spaitech and includes the flagship SPARROW as well as the WINDHOVER, SPARROW LE, ANSER, and ARDEA.

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Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Spaitech COLUMBA. Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 250 Units

Contractor(s): Spaitech - Ukraine
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Image from official Spaitech marketing materials.

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