The DRS Sentry HP
is a reconnaissance UAV
that was developed in the United States in the late 1980s by S-TEC
. The program was acquired by Meggitt
in 2000 and subsequently by DRS
in 2002. Although the aircraft shares the name "Sentry" with a previous S-TEC design
, the Sentry HP is a completely different machine, with a broad wing and a vee tail. The Sentry HP is larger, with greater payload capacity and an underwing stores capability. It is powered by a variant of the same engine as the Sentry. It can be ordered with an option for fixed landing gear to permit conventional takeoff and recovery.
This article contains material that originally came from the web article Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
by Greg Goebel, which exists in the Public Domain.