The U.S. Army has a new RQ-28A drone based on the Skydio X2D

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 10.12.2022, 16:54
The U.S. Army has a new RQ-28A drone based on the Skydio X2D

Skydio has developed a new unmanned aerial vehicle for the U.S. Army. It is called the RQ-28A.

Here's What We Know

The American military is in no hurry to disclose the technical parameters of the drone. However, some of the characteristics are already known, because the RQ-28A is not a completely new model. The Skydio X2D quadcopter was taken as the basis for the creation of the military drone.

The dimensions of the drone when folded are 30.23 x 14 x 9.1 cm, and when unfolded - 66.2 x 56.8 x 21 cm. The RQ-28A has a maximum takeoff weight of less than 1.5 kg. The UAV's frame is made of carbon fiber.

As you might have guessed, the RQ-28A is not focused on attacking the enemy. The U.S. military will use the new drones for reconnaissance purposes. The original drone has a 12MP camera with 16x program zoom and FLIR thermal imager. It is possible that changes have been made to the military version.

To control the RQ-28A is a controller with a 6.8 "screen and touch screen control. The resolution is HD. The maximum range will be 6 km, and the flight time - more than 30 minutes.

Source: The Drive