Aeronautics wins export approval for unmanned Dominator

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The XP version of Aeronautics Defense Systems' Dominator unmanned air system has been cleared for export, after having been adapted to comply with the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).

Aeronautics president Avi Leumi said the adaptations were aimed at making the Dominator meet all the limitations included in the international agreement.

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The Aeronautics design is based on the Diamond DA42 twin-engined aircraft. Before changes, the Dominator 2 is capable of achieving an endurance of 28h and is capable of carrying a 300kg (660lb) payload to an altitude of 30,000ft (9,150m).

With a maximum take-off weight of 2,000kg, the type is aimed at the high end of the medium-altitude, long-endurance UAS market, with a top speed of 190kt (350km/h).

The company has not disclosed which changes have been made to comply with MTCR regulations.

Leumi said the Dominator is competing directly with systems such as the General Atomics Predator and Israel Aerospace Industries' Heron.