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Fury Unmanned Aerial System (UAS)


From: Lockheed Martin

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Fury is a long-endurance, survivable Unmanned Aerial System that brings strategic capabilities to the tactical warfighter. With the largest payload capacity and volume among runway-independent UAS, and its advanced heavy fuel propulsion system, best in class power generation, and low signature design, Fury is capable of supporting any Intelligence, Surveillance Reconnaissance and IEW requirement. Fury – The Best Value Aircraft for ISR and IEW.
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Lockheed Martin eyes extended endurance for Fury | Janes

--- Quote ---Lockheed Martin is working to extend the endurance of its Fury unmanned aircraft system (UAS) to 15 hours.

Fury is a tactical-level UAS that Lockheed Martin is pitching as a substitute for many of the roles currently carried out by medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) platforms.

The company plans to increase the flight time through the introduction of a new propulsion system in the form of its developmental 1803 engine, an evolution of the 1802 unit that the aircraft is currently fitted with. The engine has a commercial off-the-shelf core that is modified by Lockheed Martin for the Fury application. Kevin Westfall, Lockheed Martin’s director of unmanned systems, told Jane’s that the new engine will be rated at 24 bhp.

The 15-hour endurance figure is a projection at this point, as the 1803 engine is yet to be flight tested. However, Westfall said that the engine has completed Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 33.49 testing, amassing over 200 hours on the ground.
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Fury's blended-wing airframe features an internal payload bay. Source: Lockheed Martin


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