Northrop Grumman has showcased two small unmanned aerial vehicles and an unmanned helicopter at its San Diego-based site that are intended for various military and commercial applications, UT San Diego reported Saturday.
Jeanette Steele writes the company also wants to expand its San Diego unmanned systems facility with the goal to open new job opportunities.
George Vardoulakis, Northrop vice president for medium-range tactical systems, told the publication the R-Bat and Bat drones are intended for border surveillance operations, as well as cargo and food supply logistics.
“There’s an unlimited number of applications,” Vardoulakis adds.
Vardoulakis told UT the R-Bat is also designed for agricultural applications and Bat works to detect improvised explosive devices for war fighters.