The Centaur is a multi-mission OPA/RPA optimized for multi-domain ISR and designed to support fully piloted, remotely piloted or hybrid flight operations. Based on a highly fuel-efficient twin engine aircraft design, the Centaur can fly for more than 16 hours at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet, and features high levels of safety and redundancy for operations in both controlled and uncontrolled airspace.
The aircraft can be equipped with a wide variety of payloads, including EO/IR cameras, SAR (synthetic aperture radar) and multispectral sensors. It can be used for a wide variety of use cases, including defense, law enforcement, environmental research, R&D, and flight testing of new sensor technologies or uncrewed operations.
Centaur's FAA Airworthiness Certificate allows it access to the National Airspace System (NAS) for R&D and testing operations.
|Mission Endurance||16 hrs (up to 20 with minimal payload)|
|Range||Up to 2000 nm|
|Speed||85 knots loitering
135 – 160 knots cruise
|Max Altitude||25,000 ft|
|Baseline Payload||Multi-mode radar with up to 175 nm large target detection range
Stabilized HD EO/IR gimbal with laser rangefinder
Dual AIS receiver
|Payload Power||5.6 kW max|
|Communications||Dual LOS IP datalinks
IFF ADS-B transponder