, built by Advanced Ceramics Research is designed as an air deliverable, optional expendable weighing up to 6.4 kg, (14 lbs). With folded wings, propeller and tail, it fits into a standard A-size sonobuoy container. After release from its container, can dive to lower altitude, using its vertical fins as control and stabilizing surfaces.
As it reaches its cruising level (about 500 – 1200 feet above the surface), the wings are expanded over their full span (1.47 meter) and electrical motor started, preparing the aircraft for its mission. It can cruise at a speed of 111-139 km/h (60 – 75 kt) or loiter at 102 km/h (55 knots) for up to 60 minutes. Coyote is equipped with an electro-optical payload comprising a video camera with 10x optical zoom, and 320×240 pixel microbolometer. The payload transmits video in real time over a range of 37 km (20 nm) using 2 watt S-band transmitter.