The NASC TigerShark XP

The TigerShark-XP™ from Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) is a proven fixed-wing, Group 3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that has performed without fail through thousands of sorties. Its rugged design and low cost make it ideal for applications from UAV flight training to complex payload integration for operational uses as well as scientific research.

TigerShark-XP incorporates a “Payload Plug and Play” system that minimizes cost and allows for the seamless integration of new and different payloads into the platform. A forward-thinking airframe design enables the TigerShark-XP to be configured for an unlimited variety of payloads and to carry and employ multiple payloads simultaneously. Design options include autonomous waypoint navigation, UHF command and control link for autonomous and manual flight, and VHF radio communication relay for operations in the national airspace.

The TigerShark-XP™ from Navmar Applied Sciences Corporation (NASC) is a proven fixed-wing, Group 3 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle that has performed without fail through thousands of sorties. Its rugged design and low cost make it ideal for applications from UAV flight training to complex payload integration for operational uses as well as scientific research.

TigerShark-XP incorporates a “Payload Plug and Play” system that minimizes cost and allows for the seamless integration of new and different payloads into the platform. A forward-thinking airframe design enables the TigerShark-XP to be configured for an unlimited variety of payloads and to carry and employ multiple payloads simultaneously. Design options include autonomous waypoint navigation, UHF command and control link for autonomous and manual flight, and VHF radio communication relay for operations in the national airspace.

  • Carbon fiber laminate wing construction with a high strength to weight ratio provides rugged durability.

  • Multiple engine options available – Max speed 80 Kts.

  • The versatile TigerShark-XP™ incorporates a “Payload Plug and Play” system that minimizes cost and allows seamless integration of new and different payloads into the platform.

  • The TigerShark-XP nose bay is suitable for many different sensors, including EO/IR camera and other similar components.

  • The TigerShark-XP main bay is multi-payload capable.

The NASC TigerShark-XP™ is a variant of the US Navy RQ-23A TigerShark Remotely Piloted Aircraft. The RQ-23A has performed over 100,000 hours of highly successful Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance missions in numerous theaters of operation. NASC constantly integrates new technology into the TigerShark-XP design to appeal to a broader domestic and global customer base.

These various options include autonomous waypoint navigation, UHF command and control link for autonomous and manual flight, and VHF radio communication relay for operations in the national airspace. TigerShark-XP is built under the rigorous AS9100D quality standard resulting in the highest possible level of availability and reliability.

A: Wingspan21′ 9″ (6.6m)
B: Length14′ 3″ (4.3m)
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General Specifications
Engine32HP (Other options available)
Fuel Capacity20 gal. (76L)
Gross Weight515 lbs. (234kg)
Payload Specifications
Max. Payload WeightUp to 95 lbs.* (43kg)
Payload CapacityMultiple payload locations – internal and external stores
Frequencies
All FrequenciesPlease contact NASC at 215-675-4949 Ext. 221 with your frequency questions.
Flight Performance
Max. Altitude14,000 MSL*
Max Speed80 Kts*
Loiter Speed55-60 Kts
Launch and RecoveryConventional wheeled take-off and landing (Improved and semi-improved runways)
Endurance8-10 Hours (Payload/fuel dependent)*

* Estimated – Actual value dependent on performance and/or integration of selected payload.

TigerShark-XP™ applications and payloads include, but are not limited to, the following:

Aerial Surveillance/Surveying with Turret-based Digital
EO/IR (Thermal Camera) and Hyperspectral Imagers

  • Disaster Response & Damage Assessment
  • Law Enforcement/First Response
  • Search and Rescue
  • Fire Mapping
  • Large Area Agriculture & Livestock Monitoring
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Utility Line Security and Monitoring
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Emergency Delivery

Payload/Sensor Research & Development

  • Turret Systems
  • EO/IR Camera Sensors
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems (SAR)
  • Microwave Imaging Systems

Communication and Communication Relay Platforms

  • High Data Rate Software Defined Microwave Radio Systems
  • Microwave Power Repeater Systems
  • Antenna Arrays
  • COMINT/SIGINT Systems

Laser Scanning Systems

  • Geological & Terrain Mapping
  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Exploration
  • Utility Line Security and Monitoring

LIDAR Chemical Detection and Atmospheric Probing

  • Environmental/Pollution Monitoring
  • Aerial Spraying
  • Meteorological Research
  • Climate Research

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A: Wingspan21′ 9″ (6.6m)
B: Length14′ 3″ (4.3m)

Gross Weight515 lbs. (234kg)

General Specifications
Engine32HP (Other options available)
Fuel Capacity20 gal. (76L)
Payload Specifications
Max. Payload WeightUp to 95 lbs.* (43kg)
Payload CapacityMultiple payload locations – internal and external stores
Frequencies
All FrequenciesPlease contact NASC at 215-675-4949 Ext. 221 with your frequency questions.
Flight Performance
Max. Altitude14,000 MSL*
Max Speed80 Kts*
Loiter Speed55-60 Kts
Launch and RecoveryConventional wheeled take-off and landing (Improved and semi-improved runways)
Endurance8-10 Hours (Payload/fuel dependent)*

* Estimated – Actual value dependent on performance and/or integration of selected payload.

TigerShark-XP™ applications and payloads include, but are not limited to, the following:

Aerial Surveillance/Surveying with Turret-based Digital EO/IR (Thermal Camera) and Hyperspectral Imagers

  • Disaster Response & Damage Assessment
  • Law Enforcement/First Response
  • Search and Rescue
  • Fire Mapping
  • Large Area Agriculture & Livestock Monitoring
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Utility Line Security and Monitoring
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Emergency Delivery

Payload/Sensor Research & Development

  • Turret Systems
  • EO/IR Camera Sensors
  • Synthetic Aperture Radar Systems (SAR)
  • Microwave Imaging Systems

Communication and Communication Relay Platforms

  • High Data Rate Software Defined Microwave Radio Systems
  • Microwave Power Repeater Systems
  • Antenna Arrays
  • COMINT/SIGINT Systems

Laser Scanning Systems

  • Geological & Terrain Mapping
  • Oil, Gas and Mineral Exploration
  • Utility Line Security and Monitoring

LIDAR Chemical Detection and Atmospheric Probing

  • Environmental/Pollution Monitoring
  • Aerial Spraying
  • Meteorological Research
  • Climate Research

TigerShark-XP™ Video