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The Silent Falcon – A Solar-Electric Unmanned Aircraft


The Silent Falcon Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) is a state-of-the-art, small, solar electric system enabling long endurance and range missions, silent operation, and an open interface/open architecture payload bay to accommodate a wide variety of payloads/sensors/cameras. We can tailor a payload to suit specific needs as well.

source/image: Silent Falcon UAS Technologies

The small UAV weighs about 30 pounds and has a wingspan of around 13 feet. This concept is to develop an aircraft that has extraordinarily long endurance, and good payload capability, without going to the expense of a gasoline engine powered aircraft.

Silent Falcon’s solar electric propulsion systems gives it the unique ability to stay in the air for extended periods of time – up to five (5) hours depending on flying conditions.


It’s also what gives the Silent Falcon its ability to be virtually silent. Once the Silent Falcon reaches 100 meters, it’s effectively undetectable.