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dragon warrior unmanned reconnasiance helicopter

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posted on Oct, 23 2004 @ 07:14 PM
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Dragon Warrior is a joint effort between NRL and the marine corps warfighting laboratory to develop a HMMWV- transportable, vertical takeoff and landing unmanned air vehicle for USMC missions. With its fully autonomous flight operation and differential GPS navagation, the Dragon Warrior will perform reconnasisance surveliance target acquisition and communications relay missions. The first full scale protype flight tests were scheduled beginning scheduled beginning summer 2002 with mission demonstrations beginning 2003. The overall body length will be 112 in with a rotor diameter of 108 in. With a gross weight of 205LB and a payload capacity of 25 -35 LB, Dragon Warrior will have an estimated endurance of 3 -5 hours and a dash speed of 100 kt. Dragon warrior is a vertical takeoff and landing UAV designed for urban reconnasiance. The system will have a link range of 50 NM and an endurance of three hours. The Marine Corps is developing the Dragon Warrior through fiscal year 2003 and plans to field the system in fiscal year 2005.


I think the system may be able to if configured right provide digatal maps of cities so soldiers now how to maneuvere through a city better.

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