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IAI Point Blank

Expendable Loitering Munition UAS

Israel | 2023

"Point Blank is a new loitering munition option marketed by Israeli defense powerhouse IAI."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the IAI Point Blank Expendable Loitering Munition UAS.
Not Available.
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the IAI Point Blank Expendable Loitering Munition UAS.
3.3 ft
1.00 m
O/A Length
2.6 ft
(0.80 m)
O/A Width
11 lb
(5 kg)
Empty Weight
15 lb
(7 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the IAI Point Blank Expendable Loitering Munition UAS .
1 x 2 kilogram payload.
Notable series variants as part of the IAI Point Blank family line.
Point Blank - Base Series Designation.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 01/20/2023 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site; No A.I. was used in the generation of this content.

The category of "Loitering Munition" continues to grow as new, accelerated designs are pushed to market at blinding speed. Longtime defense player Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has recently unveiled its latest contribution through its "Point Blank" all-in-one loitering munition system. The airborne expendable Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) features a range out to 10 kilometers while flying at speeds of 80 meters-per-second and weighs just 7 kilograms. At 1 meter in overall length, the product is transportable by ground forces to where it is needed most. In operation, the product has a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) capability, giving it qualities of a rotorcraft as well as a fixed-wing aircraft.

The system is marketed to both land armies as well as naval forces.

The basic overall design of the unit sees a missile-like body mated to an X-pattern wing mainplane arrangement. The wings are positioned just ahead of midships and stabilizing fins are seated aft. Each mainplane has a shrouded propulsion system attached to its wingtip, giving the unit the needed VTOL capability. As a loitering munition, the entire unit is expended upon contact with the target.

The hand-launched quality of the Point Blank system allows for maximum tactical versatility in combat zones, particularly in urban settings. Key to the Point Blank's design is the ability to return to the operator / launch point if the loitering munition remains unspent. A single operator is all that is needed in the operational pipeline of the Point Blank system.

Point Blank is capable of engaging both stationary and moving targets with a great deal of accuracy (within a meter of the intended area). Guidance is GPS based and an Electro-Optical (EO) component is standard. The product is able to interface with an existing mobile network datalink through its protected Ground Data Link Terminal set.

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

Total Production: 25 Units

Contractor(s): Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) - Israel
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Image from official IAI marketing materials.

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