The ANSU-200 is an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) of Venezuelan origin. Built around the modern concept of a flying wing, the air vehicle exhibits a blended wing-body design with tailless delta planform making for a true "flying wing" design. The upper nose-mounted intake is used to aspirate the assumed turbofan / turbojet engine within the body of the aircraft - though this powerplant is of unknown make, model, and output power. A retractable, wheeled tricycle undercarriage is installed for ground-running actions.
Little is known of this drone though the design has appeared on display in a Venezuelan military parade during 2022.
It is believed that the ANSU-200 has been developed for the country with heavy assistance delivered from Iranian engineers with technologies and capabilities undoubtedly taken from the capture of the then-secret American Lockheed RQ-170 "Sentinel" reconnaissance drone which fell into Iranian hands during December of 2011. The low-observable, stealthy system was quickly rebuilt and showcased on state media to reveal its capture.
A first-flight of the ANSU-200 was said to have taken place in June of 2021. What dimensions are known include a wingspan of 3 meters and an overall length of 2.05 meters.
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June 2021 - It is believed the ANSU-200 completed its first-flight during this month.
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
✓Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR), Scout
Surveil ground targets / target areas to assess environmental threat levels, enemy strength, or enemy movement.
Aircraft inherently designed (or later developed) with an unmanned capability to cover a variety of over-battlefield roles.
6.7 ft (2.05 m)
9.8 ft (3.00 m)
(Showcased structural values pertain to the base ANSU-200 production variant)
monoplane / mid-mounted / delta, tailless
Design utilizes a single primary wing mainplane; this represent the most popular mainplane arrangement.
Mainplanes are mounted along the midway point of the sides of the fuselage.
The delta planform lacks a conventional tailplane arrangement with all wing surface area taken up by the delta planform.
(Structural descriptors pertain to the base ANSU-200 production variant)
1 x Non-afterburning turbofan / turbojet engine of unknown make, model, and output power.
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base ANSU-200 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-equipment for the ISR role supported.
(Not all ordnance types may be represented in the showcase above)
ANSU-200 - Base Series Designation.
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