Warplanes: December 5, 2004


France, the Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark, Greece and Canada are all now using the French built Sperwer UAV. The latest version is the Sperwer LE (Long Endurance). This model weighs 772 pounds, carries a 110 pound payload, is 12 feet long and has an endurance of 12 hours. Sperwer can operate up to 200 kilometers from its ground control unit. Sperwer has been in use since 1993, the LE version since 2001. Sperwer is being used heavily in Balkan peacekeeping missions.




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