Hawk Aerial System

Hawk Hawk

Designed for high-speed applications, this all-composite air frame manufactured using carbon fibre and glass fibre is ideal for high-speed "track and follow" applications. With a flight time of 30 to 40 minutes at 160 km/h, it allows for at least an 80 km roundtrip.



The Hawk can be catapult launched, but needs a tar road or smooth grass area for landing which is usually available in "track and follow" applications.

The Hawk can be fitted with up to three EO cameras and one FLIR IR camera. Two of these will be HD wing-mounted video recording systems, one EO will be forward-looking for flight and navigation control and the bay-mounted FLIR IR camera will be downward-looking for area surveillance. The bay-mounted system will also then be the stabilised system.

Depending on the type of mission, the user can have the bay-mounted unit as a stabilised HD EO video camera as well. With on-board recording capabilities, one does not have the risk of “losing” any reconnaissance information, even in the event of link interference or jamming. This allows for detailed information to be made available for full analysis after the mission and storage for long-term use.

Hawk Characteristics:

  • Safe, reliable and easy to operate
  • Very low cost of operation and ownership
  • One-man operation
  • Day and night operations capability
  • Simultaneous three day EO cameras and one IR camera capability
  • Robust and durable design and composite material construction
  • Low noise and electrical propulsion: Pusher propeller
  • Nearly “invisible” to any form of detection including radar detection
  • Very fast “mission-ready” time
  • Very fast “back-in-the-air” time
  • Very fast “time-to-target” air speed (160 km/h)
  • Very slow “time-above-target” air speed (38 km/h)
  • System redundancy for every critical system
  • Robust long-range telemetry link
  • Video link available in a choice of frequencies (country specific)
  • On-board video recording system
  • Modular design allows for easy first-line “swap and replace” repair
  • Very high “system availability”
  • Take apart / pack away for easy transport / man portable usage

Technical Specifications:

  • Wing Span:  1800 mm
  • Max take off weight:  3 kg
  • Propulsion:  Electric Brushless motor
  • Endurance:  9 000 m AH 40 min
  • Cruise speed:  120 kmH
  • Max speed:  180 kmH
  • Surveillance speed:  38 kmH
  • Operation Altitude:  30 m to 300 m AGL
  • Max Ceiling:  3000 m ASL
  • Wind speed max:  50 kmH for take off
  • Real-time telemetry and data link up to 20 km
  • Real-time video link up to 10 km
  • Real time UAS control up to 25 km
  • Guidance:  3D GPS waypoints or semi-autonomous
  • Mission radius:  30 km
  • Full day and night capabilities

Payload options:

  • Stabilised high-definition video day camera
  • Stabilised FLIR high-speed infrared night vision camera
  • RF ID tag tracer system
  • Crowd dispersing pepper gas pellets
  • Laser target designator
  • Search and rescue “follow me” high-powered LED markers