Lockheed Martin Unveils New Unmanned Quad Rotor VTOL UAV


Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies’ new small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system gives warfighters, first responders and others in small, cluttered, urban environments an eye-in-the-sky in just minutes. Photo: Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies is launching today a new quad-rotor small UAV at AUVSI 2012. The new vehicle is a rugged, five-pound VTOL quad rotor has mission endurance of up to 40 minutes, including extended extended hover, perch and stare missions. Typical missions support military, law enforcement and civil or commercial aerial reconnaissance in crowded areas, unreachable by fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems. The system uses a gimbal mount providing continuous 360-degree panning capability, carrying daylight video and infrared sensors, augmented with laser illuminator.

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