Lockheed Martin has been awarded a contract from to provide support services for the British fleet of company-built small Desert Hawk 3 military unmanned aerial systems.
The company said Thursday it modified the UAS platform to include modern sensor payloads as well as new launch, landing gear and mobile ground control systems.
“Desert Hawk has served the U.K. military well in providing intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance to tactical warfighters,” said Jay McConville, director of business development at Lockheed’s unmanned solutions business.
Lockheed designed the drone to aid in ISR, threat detection, battle damage assessment and improvised explosive device countermeasure efforts.
The aircraft has recorded more than 30,000 flight hours to date.