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Utva Vrabac

Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

Serbia | 2008

"The Utva Vrabac is intended as a reconnaissance UAV for the forces of Serbia."

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Utva Vrabac Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
1 x Conventional motor at the nose developing 350 horsepower.
53 mph
85 kph | 46 kts
Max Speed
1,312 ft
400 m | 0 miles
Service Ceiling
6 miles
10 km | 5 nm
Operational Range
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Utva Vrabac Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).
9.2 ft
(2.80 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 Utva Vrabac Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) .
None. Optics and sensor payload of up to 1.5 kilograms.
Notable series variants as part of the Utva Vrabac family line.
Vrabac - Base Series Designation
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With drones becoming the military operational norm across all major powers of the world, Serbia has followed suit, adopting the Vrabac ("Sparrow") low-altitude mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for reconnaissance and surveillance purposes. The vehicle was introduced in 2008 with the Serbian Army, was designed by Military Technical Institute Belgrade and is produced under the Utva Aviation Industry banner. Over 50 of the type are thought to have been produced since 2008.

As a mini UVA, the Vrabac is allowed certain benefits such as not requiring an expensive launching or recovery process. The system is simply hand-launched when needed and recovered via an internal-release parachute system and cushioned to the ground via a deployed airbag. The Vrabac can operate in both full-light and low-light settings and utilizes modern optics to suit the role through a 1.5 kilogram payload limit. Additionally, the mini UAV is wholly portable as it weighs in at 5.3 kilograms. Construction involves lightweight composites while power is served through a 350 horsepower motor driving a two-bladed propeller assembly at the nose. Optics are held under the fuselage and viewed through a transparent housing. Wings are conventionally set high along the fuselage and feature a slight upwards crank after the wingroot. The empennage is a thin, tapered stem holding a single vertical tail gin and high-mounted horizontal tail plane. There is no integral undercarriage due to the unique take-off and landing actions of the system.

In addition to its military value, the Vrabac can be utilized by security forces for all manner of civilian reconnaissance and surveillance including humanitarian initiatives.

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Total Production: 55 Units

Contractor(s): Utva Aviation Industry - Serbia
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