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Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger


Canada | 2019

"The Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger R70 is a capable lightweight, man-portable VTOL drone solution for ISR work."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the TD SkyRanger R70 VTOL ISR Drone.
4 x Twin-bladed lift propellers driven by battery packs.
31 mph
50 kph | 27 kts
Max Speed
15,010 ft
4,575 m | 3 miles
Service Ceiling
932 miles
1,500 km | 810 nm
Operational Range
13 ft/min
4 m/min
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the TD SkyRanger R70 VTOL ISR Drone.
4.4 ft
1.35 m
O/A Length
4.4 ft
(1.35 m)
O/A Width
1.5 ft
(0.45 m)
O/A Height
11 lb
(5 kg)
Empty Weight
20 lb
(9 kg)
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of the Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger VTOL ISR Drone .
None. Payload reserved for camera and sensor equipment.
Notable series variants as part of the Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger family line.
SkyRanger - Base Series Name.
R70 - Main production model.
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The SkyRanger is a small, man-portable Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) unmanned aircraft system manufactured by Teledyne FLIR out of Waterloo, Ontario. The drone is of quadcopter design and relatively lightweight, making it man-portable. Lift props are held outboard on support arms and the entire unit sits on a simple four-point landing assembly. The camera / optics set is positioned under the unit allowing for unfettered views of the terrain around and below the drone.

Beyond its obvious military value, the drone can be effective in border control, general security, and industry roles.

The primary marketed model is the SkyRanger "R70".

SkyRangers are constructed with a carbon fiber and magnesium structure. The Payload Development Kit (PDK) is of open architecture design to broaden market appeal and over-battlefield / industry roles. Internally, the system has a semi-autonomous navigation system based in GPS and the payload (7.7lb maximum) is limited to real-time cameras (EO IR Mk.II) - though in-the-field modifications to the UAV can make it a direct-attack platform if pressed during wartime.

Operations of the unit can reach up to 15,000 feet of altitude while flying at speeds of 56 miles-per-hour.

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February 2024 - Canada has committed to the sending of 800 SkyRanger R70 units to the forces of Ukraine in its latest tranche of support in the Russo-Ukrainian War.

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

Total Production: 3,500 Units

Contractor(s): Teledyne FLIR - Canada
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Image of the Teledyne FLIR SkyRanger
Image from official Teledyne FLIR marketing materials.

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