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Skylark II Electrically powered Mini-UAV Wins first sale in Korea

The Republic of Korea has selected Elbit System's Skylark II electrically-powered, lightweight unmanned aerial system as the preferred system for its tactical UAV mission. The Koreans placed an order for a single system, with further orders expected after the conclusion of operational test and evaluation with Korean Army users. The selection followed extensive technical evaluation under a tender that attracted UAV manufacturers from different countries. (More...)

The new system will provide imagery and intelligence collection collection, observation and target acquisition and designation at ranges exceeding 60 kilometers. The Skylark II uses an innovative, electrically powered propulsion system facilitating silent operation even at low altitude, allowing optimal performance during day, night and adverse weather missions. Haim Kellerman, Corporate Vice President and General Manager of Elbit Systems UAV Division, believe the Skylark II has great marketing potential. "Its unique features, including silent electrical propulsion system and efficient combat operating systems, are particularly suitable for brigade level and up, ground forces missions." he said.

The Skylark II system includes the UAVs and Ground Control Station. The system 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 vehicle is fitted with Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop's advanced Micro-CoMPASS multi-faceted payload (day sensor, cooled night sensor, laser illuminator and tracker) and Tadiran Spectralink's advanced digital communication system.

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