Elbit Systems Skylark UAV

Skylark I is a miniature unmanned aerial vehicle. It is designed as a manpacked system for tactical surveillance and reconnaissance. Skylark is launched by hand. The payload consists of daylight CCD or optional FLIR for night operations. During operation, it sends real-time video to a portable ground station. Recovery involves a deep stall maneuver, landing on a small inflatable cushion. It has a range of 10 km.

Skylark is in operation with the militaries of Israel, Croatia, Hungary, Macedonia, Poland, Australia, Netherlands and Canada. It has been deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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