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Nearchos
Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
National origin  Greece
Manufacturer EADS 3 Sigma
Introduction 1996

Nearchos is an advanced Medium Distance Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle introduced in 1996, one of several UAVs developed by the Greek 3 Sigma (since 2002 EADS 3 Sigma) aerospace company, in collaboration with Greek universities.

The Nearchos is equipped with advanced electronics covering a variety of uses,and it has been used itself as a research platform for a variety of projects.

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Uses

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Military

  • Battlefield surveillance
  • Aerial reconnaissance
  • Target acquisition
  • Damage assessment
  • ESM/ECM
  • Communication data relay

Civilian

  • Geological and Maritime applications
  • Traffic surveillance
  • Localization of polluted areas and natural disaster areas
  • Border and Forestry Patrolling
  • Forest Fire Detection

Specifications (Nearchos)

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General characteristics

  • Crew: None
  • Capacity: 92 kg (202.4 lb)
  • Length: 3.95 m (13 ft 0 in)
  • Wingspan: 5.1 m (16 ft 9 in)
  • Height: 1.15 m (3 ft 9 in)
  • Empty weight: 60 kg (132 lb)
  • Max takeoff weight: 110 kg (242 lb)
  • Powerplant: 1× piston engine, 28.3 kW (38 hp)

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