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UA Dynamics Punisher


Reusable Attack Drone / UCAV [ 2022 ]



The Punisher is a Ukrainian-developed reusable attack drone seeing action in the ongoing Ukrainian-Russian War.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 06/07/2022 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.

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The "Punisher" is an all-weather, low-cost reusable attack drone designed, developed, and manufactured by UA Dynamics of Ukraine. The system utilizes a conventional design approach to produce a useful over-battlefield solution capable of engaging "soft" / unarmored targets from above. Beyond its obvious attack value, the aircraft can also be used for intelligence-gathering, surveillance of key areas, general tactical-level reconnaissance work, Search & Rescue (SAR), psychological sorties (PSYOPS), SPECial OPerationS (SPECOPS) support, and artillery spotting / correction. The type has been in active use since the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.

Unlike loitering munitions in the drone world, whose fuselages are expended in full following the attack phase, the Punisher's airframe is reused in subsequent attacks (requiring reload of ordnance on the ground).

The drone is given a conventional design arrangement, driving by a two-bladed propeller unit at the nose. The fuselage is slim and aerodynamically refined with the mainplanes mid-mounted along the fuselage sides near midships. The fuselage tapers to the empennage to which a single rudder fin supports a horizontal plane for the needed control (resulting in a "T-style" tail unit). Under the fuselage can be affixed an air-droppable, impact-detonated High-Explosive (HE) "dumb" bomb (UB-75HE, MACE, thermobaric).

The drone has a maximum combat range of 45 kilometers, requires just 15 minutes to prepare, and can be reloaded and made ready to launch in just 5 minutes. Maximum speed is nearly 200 kmh.

The battery-operated electric drive provides the aircraft with low noise operating levels and zero / near-zero thermal signatures to prying enemy instruments on the ground. A catapult is used for launching and recovery is handled on the ground.

The complete Punisher system includes two versions of the drone - the airstrike form and a reconnaissance model, each with three replacement batteries allotted. Control is via a Ground Control Station (GCS). The kit rounds out with the necessary transport containers and spare parts as well as applicable components.©MilitaryFactory.com
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Specifications



Service Year
2022

Origin
Ukraine national flag graphic
Ukraine

Status
ACTIVE
In Active Service.
Crew
0
UNMANNED
Production
100
UNITS


UA Dynamics Warfare Technologies - Ukraine
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Ground Attack (Bombing, Strafing)
Ability to conduct aerial bombing of ground targets by way of (but not limited to) guns, bombs, missiles, rockets, and the like.
Close-Air Support (CAS)
Developed to operate in close proximity to active ground elements by way of a broad array of air-to-ground ordnance and munitions options.
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.
Special Forces
Serving Special Forces / Special Operations elements and missions.
Unmanned Capability
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.


ALL-ELECTRIC
Design utilizes an all-electric powerplant for drive power.
RUGGED AIRFRAME
Inherent ability of airframe to take considerable damage.
HIGH-ALTITUDE PERFORMANCE
Can reach and operate at higher altitudes than average aircraft of its time.
EXTENDED RANGE PERFORMANCE
Capability to travel considerable distances through onboard fuel stores.
MARITIME OPERATION
Ability to operate over ocean in addition to surviving the special rigors of the maritime environment.
UNMANNED OPERATION
Design features ability to fly sans pilot, actions controlled onboard through programming and / or ground-based operator.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT
Payload supports photographic equipment providing still and / or real-time image / video results.


monoplane / mid-mounted / straight
Monoplane
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represent the most popular mainplane arrangement.
Mid-Mounted
Mainplanes are mounted along the midway point of the sides of the fuselage.
Straight
The planform involves use of basic, straight mainplane members.
(Structural descriptors pertain to the UA Systems Punisher production variant)
Installed: 1 x Battery-powered electric drive for two-bladed propeller unit at the nose.
Max Speed
123 mph
(198 kph | 107 kts)
Cruise Speed
93 mph
(150 kph | 81 kts)
Max. Speed Diff
+30 mph
(+48 kph | 26 kts)
Ceiling
3,281 ft
(1,000 m | 0 mi)
Range
28 mi
(45 km | 83 nm)


♦ MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
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 UA Systems Punisher 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)
1 x 2kg air-droppable bomb (HE, MACE, thermobaric).


Supported Types


Graphical image of an aircraft conventional drop bomb munition


(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
Hardpoint Mountings: 0
Mounting Points




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-
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-
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1
-
-
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HARDPOINT(S) KEY:
X

15
13
11
9
7
5
3
1
2
4
6
8
10
12
14


COLOR KEY:
Fuselage Centerline
Fuselage Port/Wingroot
Fuselage Starboard/Wingroot
Wing/Underwing
Wingtip Mount(s)
Internal Bay(s)
Not Used

Note: Diagram above does not take into account inline hardpoints (mounting positions seated one-behind-the-other).


Punisher - Base Series Name.


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