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Long Endurance Autonomous Powered Paraglider (LEAPP)

Country of Origin: USA


The long endurance autonomous powered paraglider (LEAPP) family of uncrewed aerial vehicles (UAV) was designed to perform intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) and guided payload delivery missions. See "Variants," below, for specific information.

LEAPP UAVs were modular and could be modified in versions as light as 40 lb (18 kg) or as heavy as 3,000 lb (1,360 kg) for a variety of ISR or payload delivery missions.

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