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Utility Drone / Pelican
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Faction - NATO
- CSAT
- AAF
- Civilians
- IDAP
Type Small UAV
Seats None
Item capacity Variable; see Storage Capacity
Top speed ~ 100 km/h
Service ceiling ~ 1,250 m
Fuel capacity 100 L
Primary armament None
Secondary armament None
Variants Utility Drone, Utility Drone (Medical), AL-6 Pelican, AL-6 Pelican (Medical), Jinaah AL-6, Jinaah AL-6 (Medical)
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The Utility Drone is a multipurpose drone primarily used by IDAP aid workers and emergency response crews.

Military versions also exist and are known as the AL-6 Pelican / Jinaah AL-6. It serves as a complement to the Darter/Tayran series of small UAVs being used by NATO, CSAT and the AAF.

Both variants were added with the release of the Laws of War DLC.

OverviewEdit

  • Roles:
    • Observation
    • Supply transport
    • Medical support
« This commercial off-the-shelf utility drone is flown by civilian and military (as the AL-6 line) organizations across the globe. Developed by the same manufacturer as the AR-2 series, this larger model uses 6 rotors to transport small payloads inside its external cargo case. Using this drone to deliver emergency medical supplies is rapidly gaining popularity in recent times
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Design Edit

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The Utility Drone is a miniature VTOL-capable hexacopter that is small enough to be carried in a backpack.

It is available in up to four variants; the standard supply transport/leaflet dispenser variant, a medical supply carrier, and two military variants of the standard supply and medical variants respectively.

Like its dedicated military counterpart, the Utility Drone functions in an identical way; once unpacked and assembled by the operator, it can then be connected to through a UAV Terminal and assigned tasks.

The Utility Drone's functionality is much more basic however, as it is simply designed to ferry supplies (usually medical items). Because it lacks a laser designator and does not have access to toggle thermal/night vision modes, it is ill-suited for use in a reconnaissance or surveillance role.
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Information leaflet used by IDAP. Depending on the faction, each leaflet will be differently styled.

One unique capability that the Utility Drone does possess is the ability to disperse information/propaganda leaflets over an area. Militaries primarily use this capability to distribute leaflets over areas populated by civilians in order to warn them to evacuate prior to an attack. IDAP on the other hand, utilise this feature to provide information to people in an area with advice/warnings on any dangerous hazards near them.

As usual, care should be taken with the Utility Drone's operation as even a single round from any firearm can destroy its fragile airframe. This is because it cannot use or be fitted with protective armour against small arms fire, or even impact protection from collisions against hard objects.

Variants Edit

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  • Utility Drone: Baseline variant with no additional features other than the ability to carry supplies or disperse information/propaganda leaflets. Primarily used by IDAP aid workers.
  • Utility Drone (Medical): Medical support variant. Can carry a small number of medical supplies. Used by civilian emergency workers.
  • AL-6 Pelican / Jinaah AL-6: Has identical capabilities to the baseline civilian variant aside from using a unique camouflage pattern depending on the faction using it.
  • AL-6 Pelican (Medical) / Jinaah AL-6 (Medical): Military counterpart of the civilian Medical variant. Has the same capabilities as the civilian variant aside from using faction-specific camouflage.

Camouflage Edit

  • White: Pattern-less flat white paint scheme with a sage green container. Used by NATO AL-6 Pelicans.
  • Grey Hex: Light/dark grey cell pattern camouflage with a khaki container. Used by CSAT Jinaah AL-6's.
  • Digital Grey: Digitised semi-fractal camouflage pattern with a flat white container. Only used by AAF AL-6 Pelicans.
  • IDAP: Flat white paint scheme with additional livery in the form of IDAP logos and signage. Used exclusively by IDAP aid workers.

Storage Capacity Edit

  • Rocket launchers
    • PCML (unloaded) or PCML missile (1×)
    • RPG-42 (unloaded) or RPG-42 rocket (2×)
    • Titan MPRL Compact (unloaded) or Titan AT missile (1x) or Titan AP missile (2×)
    • Titan AA missile only (1×, can't transport Titan MPRL to launch it even if it's unloaded)
  • Standard ammo
    • 5.56 mm
      • 30 rnd STANAG mag (15×)
    • 6.5 mm
      • 30 rnd STANAG mag (12×)
      • 30 rnd caseless mag (12×)
      • 100 rnd mag (4×)
      • 200 rnd belt (2×)
    • 7.62 mm
      • 20 rnd mag (10×)
      • 30 rnd mag (12×)
  • Explosives
    • APERS Mine Dispenser (2×)

NOTE: Although capable of storing their munitions, Utility Drones cannot transport any anti-aircraft launchers.

Trivia Edit

  • Along with the Demining Drone, the Utility Drone is currently one of the only two rotary-wing based air assets in ArmA 3 that utilise six rotors.

Gallery Edit

See alsoEdit

Variants Edit

Drones of comparable role and configuration Edit

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