The U.K Army Tests Sentinel Rotary-Wing UAV
Sentinel UAVs are projected to carry out reconnaissance and surveillance missions with eight hours of endurance and 30 kg MTOW. The UAV is powered by a 70 cc multi-fuel engine that uses JP5, JP8 and Jet A1 fuels.
Sentinel is controlled from a laptop-sized mobile ground control system with STANAG 4609-compliant video feed.
2.2x2 m (Length x Width) dimension makes the UAV’s carriage and deployment practical. This, combined with the endurance, makes Sentinel ideal for places where long-endurance fixed-wing UAVs are too demanding to deploy.