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Ikhana Performance and Specifications
March 13, 2014

Aircraft Specifications


Wingspan: 66 ft
Gross weight: 10,500 lb (max takeoff weight)

Primary Mission/Capabilities:

  • Support Earth science missions
  • Develop and demonstrate advanced aeronautical technologies
  • Serve as testbed to develop capabilities and technologies to improve the utility of unmanned aerial systems


Operating altitude: Greater than 40,000 ft
Payload: Over 3,000 lb of radar, sensors, communications, and imaging equipment
Duration: Greater than 24 hrs
Engine: Honeywell TPE-331-10YGD turboprop with digital electronic engine control driving a three-blade constant-speed propeller

Communication Links:

  • Line-of-sight
  • Satellite command and control links

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Page Last Updated: March 13th, 2014
Page Editor: Yvonne Gibbs