Rapier Unmanned Helicopter

Rapier is unmanned autonomous helicopter that can provide reconnaissance, surveillance, situational awareness, electronic warfare, aerial fire support and precision targeting support for ground, air and sea forces. VTOL (Vertical Take Off Landing) helicopters are more comfortable for use- take off and land vertically on any kind of terrain (small ships or even vehicles), there is no need for runway, there is more possibility for monitoring and recording.

Helicopter is designed to carry various payload such as radar systems, radar confusion transmission, surveillance equipment (color TV camera, low light level TV camera, thermal imaging camera, laser target designation) and even weapon.

MILITARY APPLICATIONS:   

SURVEILLANCE
TARGET ACQUISITION
MINE DETECTION
ELECTRONIC WARFARE
CONVOY SUPPORT
CIVIL APPLICATIONS:

SEARCH AND RESCUE
BORDER PROTECTION
INFRASTRUCTURE INSPECTION
COMMUNICATION RELAY
MOVIE PRODUCTION

 

GENERAL CHARACTERISTICS
Crew none
Payload up to 65 kg
Length 5.75 m
Width 2.04 m
Height 2.21 m
Empty weight 195 kg
Max. takeoff weight 350 kg
Fuel capacity 110 l
Powerplant One TVM-200 engine
MAIN ROTOR
Diameter 5 m
Chord 0.25 m
Number of blades 2
Solidity 0,0637
Twist -8°
Top speed 160 m/s
Airfoil SC1097 or NACA0015
TAIL ROTOR
Diameter 1 m
Chord 0.05 m
Number of blades 2
Tip speed 200 m/s
Airfoil NACA0012

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