Aerial target Alkyon © Konstantinos Panitsidis

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“Alkyon” Aerial target has been designed to cover training demands mainly imposed by Anti Aircraft Artillery. Originally flying at visual ranges, due to its great maneuverability, endurance and low speed flying capability it was soon adopted to simulate a great variety of AD threats in an integrated environment to include asymmetric threat representation.

 

Payload Capability

RCS enhancement: RF amplifiers, Corner Reflectors, Aluminum Stripes
IR radiation: IR Flares
Visual: Smoke
Other: Video Camera, MDI, Laser Reflectors, GFE

 

Cost-effective Target System for Air Defense Gunnery & Manpad Weapon Systems © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Cost-effective Target System for Air Defense Gunnery & Manpad Weapon Systems.

 

Key Features

-Easy visual detection and long endurance for tracking training
-Multiple flight capability
-Low speed flight capability
-Easy use and maintenance
-Commonality with other EADS 3 SIGMA target systems
-Low cost

A/A Weapon System portfolio

Patriot (Asymmetric Threat)
Manpad Systems (Stinger)
AA Artillery (Zu 23/ Reihmental)

 

Note: Greek company 3 Sigma which was founded in 1987 in Athens. In 2002 it was acquired by the European company EADS Group.

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER
3 SIGMA
COUNTRY
Greece
TYPE
Aerial target
POWER-PLANT One reciprocating engine - Mogas
Power h.p. 1 x 11,5
DIMENSIONS
 
Length, m
2,15
Height, m
0,37
Wing span, m
2,06
Wing area, m2
-
WEIGHT
 
Empty aircraft, kg
24
Normal take-off, kg
-
Maximum take-off, kg
43
PERFORMANCE
 
Maximum speed, km/h
250
Cruising speed, km/h
-
Service ceiling, m
3.048
Min altitude, m
59,7
Range, km 42 (according to other sources 100-200, depending on altitude)
Flight endurance, min 90
Maximum overload, "g" 3,6
Payload, kg 14
RF amplifiers, Corner Reflectors, Aluminum Stripes
IR Flares
Smoke
Video Camera, MDI, Laser Reflectors, GFE
ARMAMENT -

 


PHOTOS Aerial target "Alkyon"