TR60 Tactical UAV by Korea

TR60 Tactical UAV by Korea 9 September, 2016

Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI) has unveiled the TR60 tactical tiltrotor unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) at the 2016 DX Korea Land Warfare Exhibition, being held in Goyang city, the Republic of Korea. A market-ready variant of the institute's experimental 1,000 kg MTOW Smart UAV tiltrotor, the TR60 UAV, measures 3 m in length and has approximately 5 m wingspan, and is capable of carrying a 30 kg payload. With its 55 hp rotary engine, TR60 can operate at a top speed of 250 km/h. Maximum take-off weight of the UAV is 210 kg and it has a 200 km operating range. The TR60 is also equipped with a nose mounted and stabilised FLIR Systems electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor turret. The Smart UAV programme was launched in 2002 with a total funding of $ 120 million provided by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy (MOTIE), with a successful demonstration performed in 2011. The Smart UAV, in comparison, measures 5 m in length and wingspan, and is capable of carrying a payload of up to 90 kg. It is powered by a 550 hp turboshaft engine that enables it to achieve a 500 km/h maximum speed.

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