Lockheed Martin unveiled a new canister launched small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) at the ongoing Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London.
OUTRIDER is a lightweight UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK’s Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in aerodynamics and composite materials.
At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed to be used in environments where conventional, larger unmanned air systems are not practical. Despite its size, OUTRIDER can travel up to 50 knots and boasts the best payload capacity and endurance when compared with similar UAS’s.
Despite its size, OUTRIDER can travel up to 50 knots and boasts the best payload capacity and endurance when compared with similar UAS’s.
Launched at the press of a button, OUTRIDER can be operated remotely or has the ability to be autonomous.
It features a high-definition TV and infrared camera to give the operator enhanced situational awareness. The versatility of OUTRIDER means it has potential military, civil or commercial use and Lockheed Martin UK plans to offer it to market both in the UK and to interested export customers too.
Designed with export possibilities the OUTRIDER can be supplied in an entirely International Traffic in Arms Regulations or ITAR free configuration to address the wide commercial and military market needs.
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