Sagem Conducts Latest Patroller UAV Flight Tests

8 July 2010 (Last Updated July 8th, 2010 18:30)

The Sagem-built Patroller medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully completed its fourth series of flight tests at the Istres Air Base in south-west France. During the tests, the MALE UAV, deployed with a ground control station, successfully dem

The Sagem-built Patroller medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully completed its fourth series of flight tests at the Istres Air Base in south-west France.

During the tests, the MALE UAV, deployed with a ground control station, successfully demonstrated the performance of its triplex avionics equipment and its imaging system.

The UAV endurance exceeded 30 hours and it proved its ability to integrate with air traffic around the base.

The 1t-class MALE UAV is specifically designed to meet the long-endurance surveillance mission requirements of both armed forces and joint-ministerial programmes.

Patroller can be equipped with pod-mounted satellite links and payloads to carry out missions lasting 20 to 30 hours at a maximum altitude of 25,000ft.