Kelly Aerospace of Singapore has launched the world’s first supersonic Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV). It costs $ 16 million or Rs 117 crore. The jet is named Arrow and can fly faster than the speed of sound. It can reach Mach 2.1 i.e. 2593 km / h.
On its launch, Ian Lim, chief executive of Kelly Aerospace, said that UAVs are never known for their speed. The speed and reach interruption has been overcome with the Arrow supersonic UAV.
The enemy’s sixes can be blown like this
UCAV has a low radar cross-section and infra-red signature. It is designed to be used for combat or reiki. It can also be used to wander disputed territory or missiles, to counter enemy combatants, or to jam their communications equipment. Its maximum take-off weight can be 16 thousand 800 kg and it can travel more than 4,800 km.
Over 100 orders arrived
Many Arrow drones can be controlled by pilot combat aircraft allowing them to perform many tasks in the battlefield. They can also be remotely controlled from the ground station. These drones are made of a shell of carbon fiber. They can also be flown in drone swarms or formations. They are commonly used to disturb the enemy’s air defense system. Kelly Aerospace says they have already received more than 100 pre-orders.