AeroVironment RQ-14A Dragon Eye

AeroVironment RQ-14A Dragon Eye

A portable, tactical aerial vehicle assembled on the battlefield and operated to provide "over-the-next-hill" reconnaissance information to the battlefield commander. Powered by two small battery-powered motors, the Dragon Eye can remain airborne for approximately one hour. This combat worn vehicle continued to fly after a bullet hole was repaired with epoxy filler and silver duct tape was affixed to hold antennae in place and strengthen weakening joints.

Created By:

Eric Long

Date Created:

04/21/2008

Source:

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, , NASM Acc.

Keywords:

Aircraft; Aviation; Military; Unpiloted

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