Arcturus UAV’s T-Series catapult launch UAVs deliver exceptional payload capacity and endurance in a rugged, deployment proven airframe. Manufactured primarily of carbon fiber, the monocoque design provides a strong cavernous fuselage for integration of over sized payloads. Wing hard points open up further options for payload integration. A central avionics power and signal distribution system provides easy payload interconnectivity. Interchangeable payload pallets allow for easy removal of payload for service or replacement with alternately integrated payloads. • The T-15,16, and 20 aircraft are all powered by fuel injected Honda 4 stroke engines which deliver excpetional fuel economy and all the reliability inherent in a large volume production engine. • All T-series aircraft are designed for catapult launch from a compact Arcturus Pneumatic Launch System (PLS). Unlike competing launchers, the Arcturus PLS is easily transported and set up by a two-man crew in less than 10 minutes with no lifts over 70 lbs. • Standard recovery is by belly landing. The robust T-Series airframe easily withstands recovery on any graded surface. • All Arcturus aircraft are designed for quick deployment in an expeditionary environment. An aircraft can be assembled and ready for flight in less than 15 minutes by only a two man crew.


Arcturus has integrated a multitude of payloads into the T-Series aircraft. All of Cloud Cap Technologies 200 and 400 Series of gyro stabilized gimbal EO/IR payloads have been integrated and are standard options. Numerous 3-D mapping, SAR, LIDAR, communications relay, COMINT, and SIGINT systems are available.


  • Airframe Monocoque composite
  • Wing Span 17' 6"
  • Length 9' 5"
  • Engine 190cc 4 Stroke
  • Fuel MOGAS
  • Typical MTOW 185 lbs
  • Typical Max Speed 75 kts
  • Endurance 10-20 hours (Payload Dependent) 
  • Payload Capacity (Fuel + Usable Payload) 75 lbs
  • Main Payload Bay 4,100 + cubic inches
  • Launcher Pneumatic Catapult (Portable)
  • Rated Ceiling 15,000' (Proven to 25,000')
  • Recovery - Belly, Pneumatic Capture
  • Flight and Recovery under Austere Conditions
  • Full autonomous capability, launch to land