Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Mexican Navy has deployed their T-20 JUMP UAV for unspecified operations in Mexico

Arcturus UAV reports the Mexican Navy has deployed their T-20 JUMP Fixed Wing VTOL UAV for unspecified operations in Mexico. The customer took delivery of the VTOL system in March.

The T-20 JUMP is a VTOL variant of Arcturus UAV’s catapult launched T-20 platform. The T-20 JUMP operates without any special launch or recovery equipment. Gross payload capacity is 60 lbs. The Mexican Navy configuration with EO/IR sensor has approximately 15 hours of endurance and 75-mile data link range.

An EO/IR and EW capable version offers 11 hours of endurance. Mexico has operated a fleet of catapult launch T-20s since 2014.

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Arcturus has proposed the T-20 JUMP VTOL platform for MEUAS III, USSOCOM’s worldwide UAS services contract. Arcturus has also proposed a heavy fuel version of the T-20 JUMP for the Royal Australian Navy’s Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Program.

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