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Altair – UAV

 

The Altair, a high altitude version of the Predator B, was specifically designed as an unmanned platform for both scientific and commercial research missions that require endurance, reliability and increased payload capacity. Built in partnership with NASA, the Altair has an 86 ft wingspan, can fly up to 52,000 ft and can remain airborne for well over 30 hours. Marked as the first remotely piloted aircraft that will meet aviation authority requirements for unmanned flights in National Air Space, Altair is configured with a fault-tolerant dual-architecture flight control system and triple redundant avionics for increased reliability. Altair is currently being integrated with an automated collision avoidance system as well as an air traffic control voice relay that will increase responsiveness and communication for flights in National Airspace.

Features:

  • Redundant, fault-tolerant avionics
  • Remotely piloted or fully autonomous
  • Multiple and simultaneous carriage of various payloads
  • GPS and INS
  • UHF/VHF voice
  • 6 wing stations for external carriage of payload
  • Integrated with TCAS for flights in National Air Space

PREDATOR B

ALTAIR

MARINER

Military Multi-Mission ISR

High-Altitude Scientific Research

Long-Endurance Border & Maritime Surveillance

Wingspan:

 

66 ft (20.1168m)

Fuselage:

36 ft (10.9728m)

Weight:

10,000 lb (4536 kg)

Altitude:

50,000 ft

Endurance:

30+ hr

Payload:

Internal - 800 lb (363 kg)

 

External - 3,000 lb (1361 kg)

Powerplant:

Honeywell TPE 331-10T

Air Speed:

Over 220 kn

Customer:

U.S. Air Force

Wingspan:

 

86 ft (26.2128m)

Fuselage:

36 ft (10.9728m)

Weight:

7,000 lb (3175 kg)

Altitude:

52,000 ft

Endurance:

30+ hr

Payload:

Internal - 660 lb (300 kg)

 

External - 3,000 lb (1361 kg)

Powerplant:

Honeywell TPE 331-10T

Air Speed:

TBA

Customer:

NASA

Wingspan:

 

86 ft (26.2128m)

Fuselage:

36 ft (10.9728m)

Weight:

10,500 lb (4763 kg)

Altitude:

52,000 ft

Endurance:

49+ hr

Payload:

Internal - 800 lb (363 kg)

 

External - 3,000 lb (1361 kg)

Powerplant:

Honeywell TPE 331-10T

Air Speed:

Over 220 kn

Customer:

U.S. Navy, Dept of Homeland Security

(Based on resources provided by General Atomics)