Korean Military Selects Elbit UAV

By Tish Drake | December 17, 2007
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Israel-based Elbit Systems’ Skylark II unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was selected by the Korean military. Financial terms were not disclosed. The first phase of the contract includes a comprehensive Skylark II system while additional systems are expected in the future, Elbit said. The Skylark II mini UAV system is designed for data collection, observation and target acquisition missions for ranges exceeding 60 kilometers. The system, which includes the UAVs and Ground Control Station, is deployed using a Humvee class field vehicles equipped with an integral launcher for point launch and recovery, and an advanced dual station Ground Control Station. The Skylark is fitted with Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop’s advanced Micro-CoMPASS multi-faceted payload (day sensor, cooled night sensor, laser illuminator and tracker) as well as Tadiran Spectralink’s advanced digital communication system.

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