The NASC ArcticShark is a purpose-designed variant of the TigerShark XP. ArcticShark was conceived at the request of the Department of Energy to operate in cold weather environments. ArcticShark can be configured with varied wing and fuselage mounted instrumentation designed to sample air data in the extreme latitudes.
The ArcticShark is currently undergoing customer testing at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and will be deployed to Alaska in 2018.
|Maximum Take Off Weight||650 lbs|
|Payload Capacity||100 lbs|
|Maximum Operating Altitude||>18,000 ft|
|Maximum Endurance||8-12 hrs*|
|Maximum Speed||75 kts*|
* Dependent on payload weight
|Atmospheric Research Platform|
|Communications Relay Platform|
|Low-Cost Research & Development Platform|
|Geological & Terrain Mapping|
|Meteorological Research Support|