T-Hawk takes to skies

  • 18-Nov-2008 04:58 EST
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Honeywell will supply 90 of its T-Hawk micro air vehicles to the U.S. military, which will be used to help identify enemy threats from the sky. (U.S. Army)
Honeywell has received a $65 million production contract for 90 of its micro air vehicles, the T-Hawk. Each system consists of two T-Hawk vehicles and one ground control unit, spares, training for operators and maintainers, and field support. Hardware deliveries of the systems will begin in the second quarter of 2009 and conclude in December 2009. Each T-Hawk is small enough to carry in a backpack and is equipped with video cameras that relay information back to foot soldiers using a portable handheld terminal. The circular vehicle, with a mass of 17 lb and a 14-in diameter, can fly down to inspect hazardous areas for threats without exposing warfighters to enemy fire. The T-Hawk delivers more than 40 min of flight endurance and more than 40 knots of airspeed, and it will operate to altitudes of more than 7000 ft. Honeywell’s T-Hawk also has the ability to take off and land vertically from complex desert and urban terrains without using runways or helipads.
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