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Javelin M-2 Dragoon

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Javelin M-2 Dragoon
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Javelin M-2 Dragoon
Type Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
Place of origin Nouvelle Alexandrie Nouvelle Alexandrie
Introduced 1697 AN
Number built 240
Designed 1694 AN-1697 AN
Manufacturer Javelin Industries
Crew 0 onboard, up to 2 remote (1 pilot, 1 sensor operator)
Length 16.50 m
Wingspan 26.0 m
Height 6.0 m
Wing area 40 m2
Empty weight 3,200 kg
Max takeoff weight 11,000 kg
Fuel weight 5,500 kg
Powerplant 2x Javelin turboprop engines, 950 kW each
Maximum speed 500 km/h (270 knots)
Cruise speed 370 km/h (200 knots)
Ferry range 23,000 km
Flight endurance 40 hours
Service ceiling 15,200 m
Wing loading 275 kg/m2
Power/mass 0.17 kW/kg
Payload
  • 2,300 kg of weapons and/or sensor pods on one fuselage and four wing hardpoints
Avionics
  • Multispectral Imaging System
  • Multi-Mode Radar System

The Javelin M-2 Dragoon is a medium altitude long endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) designed and built by Javelin Industries. It was designed to meet needs for the Federal Forces of Nouvelle Alexandrie for a long endurance turboprop powered surveillance UAV; a requirement that was identified during long-range missions in the Euran Green against guerrilla groups and the smuggling networks of organised crime syndicates. It is suited for border surveillance, maritime patrol, search and rescue operations, disaster response, and weather reconnaissance missions. The Dragoon is also capable of hunter-killer operations with its ability to carry missile and guided bombs in permissive airspace in support of counter-insurgency or low-intensity operations.

Five prototypes were assembled around an ground based operations room assigned to the West Baatharz Banner Air Group for Operation Paramount in 1698 AN.