MA THOR SKUA UAS

Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance USA

Principal Missions
Emergency relief operations, Delivery of emergency medical supplies to inaccessible areas, Border patrol, Real-time situational tactical awareness, ISR, SAR support, Electronic countermeasures, Airborne radio relay, Fisheries protection, Fire detection.

  • Hybrid VTOL-Cruiser Half-wing-tilt

    • Helicopter configuration for take-off and landing.
    • Turboprop configuration for cruise flight.
    • Mechanically synchronised rotor system powered by a single engine located in the centre fuselage section.
    • Transmission nacelles on each wing tip.
    • Composite wing structure with forward and aft spar, and lower and upper laminates.
    • Composite flaperon control surfaces.
    • The centre fuselage section houses the aircraft propulsion system, landing gear, fuel system, air management system, and flight control system.
  • Avionics

    Flight control system, Flight control computer, Air data computer, Radio altimeter, IFF transponder, Aircraft automatic recovery transponder, Decklock device tuned to passive grid on ship flight deck, Airborne data link terminal, Electrical power system, Payload interfaces, VHF/UHF radio comms.

    Flight control system with integrated redundant sensors, drive electronics, actuator motors and data links.

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Cruise configuration

Specifications

Cruise speed: 200 km/h
Max. speed: 350 km/h
Stall speed: 75 km/h
Max. climb rate: 300 m/min
Ceiling: 6000 m
Operation radius: 200 km LOS; 1500 km BLOS
Endurance: +10 hrs gasoline/oil
Flight range: 1200 km
Takeoff distance: 0 m
Dimensions: 6.50 m long, 1.90 m high, 7.20 m fuselage,
8.00 m rear wingspan, 8 AR, 10 m2 wing surface.
Main proprotor diameter: 2.5 m
Front proprotor diameter: 2.2 m
Main proprotor area: 4.9 m^2
Front proprotor area: 3.8 m^2
Empty weight: 520 kg
Fuel weight: 350 kg
MTOW: 1100 kg
Max. payload weight: 100 kg
Powerplant: Pratt & Whitney Canada PW 207/55 turboshaft
Engine power: 650 HP
Fuel: Heavy.JP
Landing gear: Wheeled/retractable
Flight control: Automated/dual redundant
Take off/landing: VTOL/STOL
AV data links: S-Band/UHF
Typical payload: FLIR EO/IR, SAR
Robust datalink; Comms link

Navigation and communications

UAV control through common automatic recovery system. Integrated airborne subsystem with omnidirectional and directional antennas.

Payload

Multi-sensor turret with FLIR EO-IR. Thermal imagery. Hyperspectral imagery.

Sensors

Sensor suite including navigation sensor, ice detection sensor, fuel sensors, and engine and transmission sensors.

Radar

Airborne radar for SAR operations, terrain mapping, weather avoidance, and oil slick detection.

Powerplant

Pratt & Whitney PW 200/55 turboshaft engine. 650 HP engine power. Four proprotors.

Landing gear

Retractable main-wheel landing gear. Outriggers attached to nacelles. Gas-oil struts to absorb landing loads.

GCS

Aircraft command and control software. Dual redundant architecture.
The data link transmits near-real-time colour video, radar and voice data.

Note: This information is subject to change

and does not represent a contractual binding.