EMT Aladin (German: Abbildende Luftgestützte Aufklärungsdrohne im Nächstbereich, airborne reconnaissance drone for close area imaging) is a small, man-portable light reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle employed by the Bundeswehr (German Army).The UAV can be radio-controlled via a portable control station, or fly according to previously set GPS coordinations. It features a day and night camera and video-relay. It can be transported in two suitcases, which contain the disassembled drone, and a backpack with the control station. The aircraft can be assembled and disassembled without tools in the field within five minutes.
The aircraft can be launched by hand or with a bungee catapult.
This UAV is used by the German Army in the northern part of Afghanistan. In May 2006, The Netherlands bought 10 Aladins for use in southern Afghanistan (Uruzgan), though in 2008 the ultimate Dutch program buy for 24 systems went to the AeroVironment Raven B.
Also Fennek reconnaissance vehicles of the German Army are equipped with Aladin UAVs.
Wingspan: 1.46 m
Length: 1.53 m
Height: 0.36 m (including antenna)
Mass: 3.20 kg
Allowed windspeeds: 8 m/s for launch and landing, 10 m/s in flight