Stingray Hybrid UAS Design by Challenger Aerospace

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.


PERFORMANCE
Crew: Unmanned

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)

Rate of climb: 1,700ft/min

This Stingray UAS can get most anywhere, and perform most any job-related and stay in flight for 4 hrs.
Source: Press Release

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