The Challenger Airspace Group has unveiled the design of a new Stingray hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system.
According to Challenger Aerospace Group CEO LeRoy Aday, the new Stingray is a battlefield advanced targeting and attack platform. The unmanned aircraft is designed to strike missions, ship-borne protection, coastal patrol and standard missions like surveillance and monitoring, target pointing and designation.
The UAS has a fuselage length of 5266.54 mm, wingspan: 5679.56 mm. Power for the Stingray unmanned aerial system comes from Drake Engine (diesel, JP-4) with the rated power output 278 hp (207 kW). It has the ability to operate at ranges of 836 km.
Length: 17 ft 3.3 in (5266.54 mm)
Wingspan: 18 ft 7.6 in (5679.56 mm)
Height: 7 ft 8 in (2337m m)
Empty weight: 1,088lb (493 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,250lb (1,157 kg)
Powerplant:1 x Drake Engine (diesel, JP-4) 278 hp (207 kW)
Lift fans: 3x Electric lift fans
Fuel Cap: 35 Gal (132.489 L)
Max speed: 126.002 knots (145mph)
Cruise Speed:112.9 kn (130 mph)
Range: 520 mi (836.859 km)
Endurance: 4 Hours
Service ceiling: 11,000 ft (3352.8m)