Lockheed Martin has updated its small quadrotor unmanned aerial system with sensors designed to process still imagery and streaming video in real time.
Indago 3 includes the Noctis system composed of dual forward looking infrared cameras and a digital zoom for both narrow and wide fields of view, Lockheed said Wednesday.
Rich Bonnett, Indago program manager at Lockheed’s Procerus Technologies business, said the UAS is designed to perform surveillance and support firefighting and search-and-rescue operations.
Noctis has laser and non-laser variants and is equipped with a vision processing tool that supports feature tracking of objects.
Lockheed designed Indago 3 to operate for up to 50 minutes at a speed of up to 25 miles per hour and at temperatures that range from -30 to 120 degrees.
The less than five-pound quadrotor UAS is built to produce low levels of acoustic and visual signatures at startup and during flight.