DEFEA 2021: SAS Technology unveils its SARISA SRS-1A armed drone with HYDRA rockets


The Greek company SAS Technology, a subsidiary of Spirit Aeronautical System, unveils its new quadcopter combat drone named SARISA SRS-1A , armed with HYDRA 70mm rockets at DEFEA 2021, International Defense Exhibition in Greece.


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Greek company S.A.S. Technology unveils its SARISA SRS-1A armed drone fitted with HYDRA rockets at DEFEA 2021, International Defense Exhibition in Greece. (Picture source Army Recognition)


The SARISA is a heavy-weight UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) with a maximum takeoff weight of approx. 25 kg. It has a payload capacity that can reach 25 kg.

The SARISA can be fitted with various interchangeable payload racks allowing quick configuration for different types of missions. It can be configured as a combat-armed drone fitted with a platform able to carry various weapon systems. It can be also configured as a cargo vehicle or to conduct aerial spraying missions with a sprayer tank rack.

At DEFEA 2021, S.A.S. Technology displays its SARISA SRS-1A in tactical configuration fitted with a twin rocket launcher rack armed with 2.75-inch diameter HYDRA 70 rockets. It can be equipped with a variety of warheads, and in more recent versions, guidance systems for point attacks.AH-64

The Hydra rocket is widely used by NATO countries usually carried by light attack helicopters AH-64 or aircraft. The rocket system can be installed on most rotary and fixed-wing aircraft, such as the AH-64 Apache, AH-1Z Viper, AH-1 Cobra, OH-58 Kiowa, UH-60 Black Hawk, P-3 Orion, MH-6 Little Bird, A-10 Thunderbolt II, AV-8B Harrier II, UH-1 Iroquois, F-4 Phantom II, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F/A-18 Hornet, OV-10 Bronco, A-4 Skyhawk and A-6 Intruder.

The SRAISA SRS-1A fitted with HYDRA rockets can be carried on a light tactical vehicle and can be used to conduct fire support missions. It can be also used simultaneously for tactical missions and can be easily reconfigured as a cargo carrier to resupply forward units.

The SRISA SRS-1A is designed as a quadcopter drone with a length of 165 cm, a width of 218 cm, and a height of 45 cm. It has a maximum flight time of 20 min.


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