Military

Sagem Unveils ‘Patroller’ UAS

By Tish Drake | June 17, 2009

France’s Sagem revealed its new “Patroller” long-endurance unmanned aerial system (UAS) at the Paris Air Show. The propeller-driven aircraft, developed by Sagem and motorglider manufacturer Stemme, of Strausberg, Germany, achieved its first flight June 10 in Finland. Patroller is being targeted for the defense and homeland security markets and uses the same avionics and ground control station of Sagem’s Sperwer UAV. It will be equipped with the Euroflir 410 gyrostabilized optronic pod, and is capable of carrying a pod-mounted synthetic aperture radar. Powered by a ROTAX 914F piston engine, the aircraft “has very weak sound, thermal and radar signatures, making it particularly stealthy,” Sagem says.

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