Date:2013-10-26 Source:israeli-weapons By:globalmil Viewed:

The lack of activity was deceptive. The Israeli military were becoming increasingly interested in battlefield UAVs, and in response IAI decided they were interested in the concept as well. Tadiran and IAI found themselves in bitter competition for military battlefield UAV contracts. 


The Israeli military began to buy more Mastiffs, while IAI came up with a competitor with the appropriate name of "Scout" and sold it to the military as well. The Scout, which was also known as "Zahavan (Oriole)", had a similar configuration to the Mastiff, with a pusher propeller and a twin-boom tail. 


A small UAV (unmanned air vehicle) for intelligence reconnaissance. The UAV's flight and activities are directed from the ground by a mission control center that serves, in effect, as its pilot.


The Scout's development was a concerted effort by all of the departments that comprise the IAI. There were many hardships to overcome: it was difficult, at first, to get used to the idea of relying on a small UAV, and there were many new challenges, also, as far as engineering was concerned. There were no ready-made components and subsystems, and everything had to be developed from scratch.


The Scout system includes several UAV's, a ground based mission control center, and launch/retrieving systems. Also integrated into the Scout system are different kinds of remote receiving systems, including a Video Receiving Assembly - a lightweight transportable microwave receiving unit capable of receiving video, telemetry and data broadcasted from an airborne surveillance platform, and a mobile Tactical Intelligence Microwave Data Link. The UAV itself is made of composite materials, and has several electronic and mechanical subsystems, including special reconnaissance/surveillance electro-optical payloads and airborne data relays.


The Scout's main missions were to carry a stabilized video camera for real time transmission, and various infra-red systems. Over time, different submodels were developed, with variations in wingspan, and unique payloads designed for jamming enemy communications, and electronic warfare.


The Scout was first presented publicly at the Paris Air Show in 1979, and was used over Syria and Lebanon during Operation Peace for Galilee (1982) and afterwards.

“侦察兵”在1979年巴黎航空展上首次公开展示,而且在“加里利和平”(Peace for Galilee)军事行动(1982)和战后期间,被用在叙利亚和黎巴嫩上空。

The Scout has excellent performance and maneuverability specs. A Scout UAV is on display at the IAF Museum at Hatzerim.



主要任务(Primary Role)
情报无人机(Intelligence UAV) 
翼展(Wingspan): 3.60 m 
机长(Length): 3.68 m 
机高(Height): 0.94 m 
最高飞行速度(Maximum speed): 160 kph 
续航力(Endurance): 7.5 小时(hours) 
控制距离(Control range): 100 km 
空重(Empty): 76 kg 
最大负载(Max. loaded): 118 kg 

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