Produced by the Austrian company Schiebel, it was developed from 2003 to 2005. With a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 200 kilograms (440 lb), its endurance is 6 hours. It has a maximum speed of 220 kilometres per hour (140 mph) and a ceiling of 5,500 metres (18,000 ft). It is powered by a 55 horsepower (41 kW) Diamond engine and can carry various payloads, such as electro-optics and infrared sensors.
Col. Jeannie Leavitt, 4th Fighter Wing commander, flies with fellow 4th FW aircrew members during her fini-flight, May 29, 2014, over North Carolina. A fini-flight is a military aviation tradition that marks the end of a pilot’s or commander’s time at a location or command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman John Nieves Camacho)