France Unveils Largest Unmanned Combat Aircraft

In a surprising development, France has unveiled the Aarok unmanned aircraft, which is considered a significant addition to the sector of medium-altitude long-endurance aircraft.

The aircraft is designed for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance missions, as well as strike capabilities. It is planned to carry the French-made AASM Hammer precision-guided bomb, which has an extended range and various warhead sizes.

The unmanned aircraft weighs approximately 5.4 tons at its maximum takeoff configuration and has attracted attention due to its size.

Measuring 72 feet, its wingspan is slightly larger than the U.S.-made MQ-9A Reaper, whose wingspan is just over 69 feet. However, the body of the aircraft is considerably larger in comparison.

Al Jundi

Please use portrait mode to get the best view.