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MMIST CQ-10 Snowgoose

CQ-10 SnowGoose
UAV on a Humvee.
Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Manufacturer MMIST
First flight April 2001
Introduction January 2005
Primary user USSOCOM
Number built CQ-10A: 15 (49 planned)

The MMIST CQ-10A SnowGoose is a cargo delivery unmanned aerial vehicle that has reached IOC (Initial Operational Capability) with the US Military with the delivery of 15 vehicles. The SnowGoose UAV is produced by the Canadian company Mist Mobility Integrated Systems Technology (MMIST). The SnowGoose UAV is an application of MMIST's Sherpa autonomous GPS-guided parafoil delivery system and is intended for pin-point delivery of small cargo items (ammunition, supplies) to special forces. A fully loaded Snowgoose can carry a total of 600 lbs.[1][2] The SnowGoose was originally designed for leaflet dispensing, but can support a variety of missions with its six modular cargo bays, each of which can carry pods for fuel (trading payload for range), cargo, or electronics (sensor or broadcasting) packages.

The CQ10A uses a parafoil for lift; the CQ10B uses an autogyro rotor for lift. The "B" version has twice the range of the "A" version. According to the manufacturer, the CQ10B can carry 1088 kg (2400 lbs) up to 150 km (93 mi) from a central base per day (24 hrs), placing the loads within 30 m (100 ft) of a predesignated point then performing near-vertical take-offs.[3]


Parafoil lift.
Autogyro rotor lift with increased range. VSTOL.



  • Length 2.90 m (9 ft 6 in)[2]
  • Weight max: 635 kg (1400 lb); empty: 270 kg (600 lb)[2]
  • Cargo weight max: 272 kg (600 lb) ("A" version)[2] / (227 kg) (500 lbs) ("B" version)[3]
  • Engine Rotax 914 piston engine; 81 kW (110 hp)[2]
  • Range 300 km (160 nm) (34 kg (75 lb) payload)("A" version)[2] / 600 km (320 nm) ("B" version)[3]
  • Speed 61 km/h (38 mph)("A" version)[2] / 120 km/h (75 mph ("B" version/ est.)[3]
  • Ceiling > 5500 m (18000 ft)[2]

See also

Related lists


External links

  • DefenseLink - SnowGoose: UAVs Enter the Airlift Business
  • - Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles
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