BirdEye 100 Backpackable UAV Israel Aircraft Industries
BirdEye 100, a miniature UAV that can be operated by a
single soldier was developed by IAI under an IDF conceptual study.
The BirdEye 100 is back packable, hand launched and ready for operation
within a few minutes. The UAV can be operated at lower echelons
and directly serve small infantry and armored units by providing
them live video and over the hill intelligence. BirdEye 100 flies
autonomously toward designated waypoint, as its mission is planned
and controlled by clicking waypoints over a digital map displayed
on the ground mission laptop computer. The small plane is powered
by an electrical motor and can fly for about 1 hour. Communication
for video and data link can be maintained for about 5 Km. The
aircraft takeoff weight is about 1.3 Kg. The wingspan is 85 cm and
length is 80 cm.