Puma LE

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Puma LE (Long Endurance) joins the Puma All Environment Family and provides the warfighter with superior imagery for Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance during day and night operations in All Environment (AE) conditions. This ultra-lightweight Group 2 aircraft provides 5.5 hours of flight endurance and a 60+ km range when used with the Long Range Tracking Antenna (LRTA).

Puma LE contains a secondary payload bay with dedicated power and Ethernet that enables integration of multi-mission payloads. The secondary payload bay provides 3.4 lbs. of payload capacity in addition to the Mantis i45 for expanded mission capabilities. The aircraft has a total payload capacity of 5.5 lbs. and features a two-case mission pack out, delivering Group 2 capabilities in a Group 1 footprint.

By leveraging the existing Puma RQ-20B and Puma 3 Line Replaceable Units (LRUs), Puma LE allows any current Puma AE Family user to easily upgrade fielded system.

Key Features
  • All Environment capability
  • Common GCS with Puma™ 3, Raven®, Wasp® AE
  • Dedicated secondary payload bay with power supply and Ethernet
  • Puma AE Family component interoperability
  • Enhanced Digital Data Link, more frequencies, AES-256 bit encryption support
  • Inaudible at 500 feet

Specifications

Range 20 km, up to 60 km with LRTA
Endurance 5.5 hours with Mantis i45
Speed 46-76 km/h, 25 knots cruise, 41 knots dash
Operating Altitude (Typ.) 300-500 ft (91-152 m) AGL, launch altitude up to 10K ft
Wing Span 15 ft (4.6 m)
Length 7 ft (2.1 m)
Weight 22.5 lb. (10.2 kg) i45 Only, 26 lb. (11.8 kg ) MGTOW
GCS Common GCS with Puma™ 3, Raven® and Wasp® AE
Launch Method Hand-launched, optional bungee launch
Recovery Method Autonomous or manual skid landing

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