AeroVehicles is in a position to start producing the Berkut ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance) with its designer Dave Ronneberg.

Our Product

The Berkut is a tandem two-seater aircraft built primarily of composite materials, with more than 20 years in the skies, and Aerovehicles offers it in three different versions:

Berkut ISR


Tandem two-seater – Manned

Berkut OPA


Optional Piloted Aircraft
Piloted and/or autonomous

Berkut UAV


UnmannedMALE Class III UAV


With a payload capacity of more than 500Kg and a range of 2600Km (manned version), it can carry a variety of equipment, including LiDAR, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR), and foliage penetration (FOPEN).

PropulsionLycoming IO-540-C4B5
Maximum speed425 km / h
Cruising Speed380 km / h
Autonomy18Hs (36Hs with auxiliary tank)
Resistance G+ 10G
Payload544 Kg – 1200 Lb (LiDAR / SAR / M-Spectral)
Range2600Km (4000 km with comb aux)
Take-off run1000 feet
DimensionsLength 4.7m – Height 1.9m
Spanning8.7m – 11.8m (2 wings configuration available)


  • ISR Aircraft
  • Advanced training (pre-jet)
  • Berkut in Asunción - Paraguay
    Berkut in Asunción - Paraguay

Advanced sensor configurations

Remote sensing technology for ISR applications is constantly being advanced and upgraded.  AVI accommodates these ongoing changes by using a modular system of sensor mounting that is focused on the use of wing pods and fuselage mounting locations. Select assemblies of instruments are grouped together electronically and fitted for pod or fuselage mounting and integrated into the aircraft using standard attachment and standard cabling systems.  Default AVI configurations provide effective LRU (Line Replaceable Unit) changes and maintenance procedures or can be customized for specific client applications.


Maintenance is a major factor for all aircraft.  The Berkut 540 is a rare exception as maintenance requires minimum time and cost as composites do not fatigue or corrode like metal airframes.  The documented history of the manned Berkut 540 shows the average operating and maintenance cost per flight hour to be approximately $180 USD.  Cost per hour includes labor and variable items consumed in the life span of the aircraft including:

  • Engine: overhaul 2000 hours and up to 3000 if used over a relatively short period
  • Propeller:  refurbishment every 5000 hours
  • Propeller: overhaul every 2000 hours
  • Tires: change approximately every 100 landings
  • Fuel: consumption calculated at an average of 15 gal an hour
  • Oil and filter: change every 30 hours
  • Brakes: replacement with medium high usage calculated at 100 hours

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