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Kevin Westfall: Lockheed’s ‘Waterproof’ UAV Built to Fly in Fixed-Wing, Tilt-Rotor Variants

Kevin Westfall: Lockheed's 'Waterproof' UAV Built to Fly in Fixed-Wing, Tilt-Rotor Variants - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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Lockheed Martin BlueLockheed Martin has unveiled a new small unmanned aerial vehicle that the company built to be waterproof and to function with autonomous flight, landing and fail-safe features.

“Vector Hawk” weighs four pounds, has a four-inch vertical profile and a software-defined radio that works to help carry out mobile mesh networking tasks, the company said Tuesday.

“The Vector Hawk can be field reconfigured to multiple missions including fixed-wing, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL), and tilt-rotor enabling VTOL with transition to fixed wing flight,” said Kevin Westfall, director of unmanned solutions for Lockheed“™s mission systems and training business.

“Our fixed wing variants may be hand or tube launched, and VTOL and tilt-rotor variants may be launched from land or water surfaces.“

Lockheed also built Vector Hawk with an open architecture, designed the data link to be adaptable and aims for the UAV to have reconfigurable variants.

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