The Force Protection Airborne Surveillance System (FPASS), also known as Desert Hawk, is a small United States Air Force unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used for base perimeter protection. The program is run by Electronic Systems Center and was developed by Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works.
The system consists of the UAV itself together with an operator ground station for control of the vehicle and reception of telemetry (e.g. video data). The vehicle has a 52 inch wingspan and a weight of approximately 7 pounds. Endurance is approximately one hour.
Airborne Surveillance System keeps security forces safe. (News From Washington).(Force Protection Airborne Surveillance System )
Dec 01, 2002; Air Force Security Forces personnel supporting Operation Enduring Freedom have been equipped with the latest in Unmanned Aerial...