MTC MQ-17 SpyHawk


XMQ-17A SpyHawk
Role UAV
Manufacturer MTC Technologies
Retired 2008
Status cancelled
Primary user U.S. Marine Corps

The XMQ-17A ("SpyHawk") is an unmanned aerial vehicle built and developed by MTC Technologies which was intended to be used by the US Marine Corps in order to fulfill a need for an unmanned aerial reconnaissance capability at division level, or "Tier II". Launched from a trailer-mounted pneumatic launcher, the aircraft is powered by a single Honda GX-57 gasoline-fueled piston engine. The SpyHawk purchase was canceled in January 2008, after MTC Technologies was purchased by BAE Systems.[1]

Specifications (XMQ-17A)

Data from [1]

General characteristics

  • Crew: 0 (UAV)
  • Wingspan: 12 ft 9 in (3.89 m)
  • Gross weight: 85 lb (39 kg)
  • Powerplant: 1 × Honda GX-57


  • Maximum speed: 103 mph (167 km/h, 90 kn)
  • Cruise speed: 52 mph (83 km/h, 45 kn)
  • Range: 50 mi (90 km, 43 nmi)
  • Endurance: 16 hours
  • Service ceiling: 15,000 ft (4,500 m)


  1. ^ a b Parsch, Andreas (2008). "MTC Technologies MQ-17 SpyHawk". Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles. Retrieved 21 August 2009.