DP-5X Wasp

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DP-5X was developed for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) by Dragonfly Pictures, Inc. to provide a two man deployable, laser designating, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS). The UAS deploys with forward troops, not aviation personnel, to provide front line commanders laser designation for networked tactical laser guided munitions, during mobile operations in complex terrain.

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    Key Features:
  • Flies in 30 kt cross wind
  • Hands-off flying
  • Fully autonomous

 

    Logistics:
  • Fits in one HMMWV or 1 ¼ ton trailer
  • Transportable by one UH-60 to 10’k
  • Deployable by two persons
  • Heavy Fuel Engine

 

    Performance:
  • Operates in complex and urban terrain
  • 15,000 operating ceiling
  • Collision Avoidance
 
    Launch and Recovery:
  • No launcher or recovery equipment
  • Self deployable to unprepared sites
  • Street corner deployment

 

    Payload:
  • Universal Payload Interface
  • Field changeable
  • Secure communication relay (SecNet 11)
  • EO/IR day and night
  • Laser designator
CHARACTERISTICSUNITSDP-5X WASP
    Mission Summary
  • Range to Station(Mission)
  • Endurance on Station(Mission)
  • Payload Weight(Mission)
  • Dash Speed(Mission)
  •   
  • nm
  • hrs on Station
  • lbs
  • kts
  •   
  • 40
  • 4.8
  • 100
  • 110
    Vehicle Parameter
  • Gross Weight
  • Useful Load
  • Empty Weight
  •   
  • lbs
  • lbs
  • lbs
  •   
  • 540
  • 300
  • 240
    Vehicle Dimensions
  • Length/Folded Wing Span
  • Height
  • Rotor Diameter
  •   
  • ft
  • ft
  • ft
  •   
  • 11.0
  • 4.0
  • 10.6
 
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