Advanced Programs Group (APG) Unveils Two New UAS Designs

Advanced Programs Group (APG) has unveiled two new designs of extremely short take-off and landing unmanned air vehicles that it is developing for military and civil customers.

The first version, dubbed Renegade, will be capable of automatic take-off and landings and will not need any external launch equipment such as a catapult, says APG chief executive Yair Dubester.

It has a wingspan of 4.4m (14.4ft), and can take off from a 3.5m surface and land within 7m. It will have a ceiling of 10,000ft, a maximum take-off weight of 35kg (77lb) and will have a low acoustic signature.


The second version under development is the Rhino, which has a maximum take-off weight of 700kg, a wingspan of 10m and a maximum ceiling of 15,000ft.


Rhino will use propulsive lift technology that will allow it to take off from a very small platform on navy vessels.

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