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CL-89 Midge drone

Country of Origin: Canada


The CL-89 is a battlefield surveillance drone used primarily to locate enemy artillery positions.

The airframe is cylindrical with four "X" configured stub-wings located at the rear of the drone. The left upper and right lower wings have ailerons to regulate roll of the drone. Pitch and yaw are controlled by a set of forward control fins.

The drone is truck-launched with the aid of a Wagtail solid-propellant booster, which is jettisoned 2.5 seconds after takeoff. Once airborne, the...

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