Military Knowledge: Kaman 22 Combat Drone

Monday 8 March 2021 - 21:04

On February 24, the reconnaissance combat drone “Kaman 22” was unveiled in a ceremony attended by Brigadier General Nasirzadeh, commander of the Iranian Air Force.

“Kaman 22” is a new reconnaissance combat drone of the Iranian Air Force, equipped with various combat, optical and electronic warfare systems. This drone has the ability to identify, monitor and collect information and photograph distant targets and is designed based on the operational needs of the Iranian Air Force and is in the final stages of production.

The Kaman 22 drone with a range of 3,000 km and a 24-hour flight duration and carrying a variety of smart ammunition will bring a high combat capability to the Iranian army.

The Kaman 22 drone uses a design almost identical to the US MQ-9B drone and has seven pylons for carrying weapons, with six pylons under the two wings and one pylon under the fuselage.

In the position under the wing, four Qaem smart bomb, two unidentified glider bombs and below the fuselage an electronic warfare pod can be seen. Next to the drone is the Sattar-4 laser guidance bomb and the Shahin electronic warfare pod (AN / ALQ-101).

Length: 6.5 m
Wingspan: 17 m
Height: 2.5 m
Gross weight: 1,700 kg
Powerplant: Unknown
Service ceiling: 8,000 m
Weapons payload: 300 kg
Range: 3,000 km
Endurance: 24 hours

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