Indago UAS: Ready for Civil, Military Applications

 

Publicado el 09/05/2014

Lockheed Martin’s five pound Indago UAS brings needed capabilities to law enforcement, agriculture, disaster relief and military markets. The vertical takeoff and lift (VTOL) quadrotor aircraft features an extended hover, perch and stare capability that provides aerial reconnaissance and increased situational awareness.

The 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.

Indago features an extended hover, perch and stare capability that provides military, civil and commercial customers with aerial reconnaissance in crowded areas unreachable by fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems. The VTOL’s gimbal mount includes electro-optical and infrared sensors and a laser illuminator to provide continuous 360-degree panning capability.

Equipped with the Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies’ proven Kestrel 3 autopilot, the compact, lightweight VTOL can be deployed in minutes and operate for up to 40 minutes. The collapsible VTOL platform folds into a man-packable unit that requires no tools for assembly.

The VTOL system includes a wireless hand controller, which provides an easy-to-use interface for intuitive, untethered vehicle operation. For full ground control station capabilities, the Virtual Cockpit v3.0 features a user-friendly 3-D map interface, powerful mission planning tools, in-flight re-tasking and full waypoint navigation.

The VTOL also can land and gather surveillance data from a remote location and then take off and return home.

Features:

  • Compact, man-packable, folding design
  • Dual Sensor EO/IR/LI gimbal
  • Digital IP data link (video & comm.)
  • Vision-aided Guidance
  • Quiet, rugged, all-weather
  • Extended hover/perch/stare capability
  • Hand controller and/or full 3D GCS

Specifications:

  • Endurance: 40-50 min (w/ 180g payload)
  • Payload: Dual sensor EO/IR/LI gimbal
  • Range: 5km line-of-sight
  • Weight: 5lbs
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    • Open: 32x32x7 inches
    • Folded: 12x9x6 inches

Source:Lockheed Martin’s

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