The newest addition to the Lockheed Martin’s family of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) has been designed to provide enhanced situational awareness (SA) in environments where launching a conventional UAS is not practical.
With a patented launch canister and high degree of wind tolerance, Outrider can be launched from ground, surface, air or sub-surface at the press of a button. This enables enhanced SA to be delivered across the land, maritime and air environments at all levels, from individual platforms, to operations rooms and headquarters.
The UAV was designed to maximise endurance whilst minimising launch footprint. With its high aspect ratio and patented wing design the drone can stay airborne for over two hours, providing vital SA to operators for up to twice as long as others in its class.
For scenarios such as a submerged submarine trying to avoid detection, or emergency services dealing with a hazardous environment Outrider allows crews to stay at a safe standoff distance whilst gathering the data they need to complete their mission.
The drone comes equipped with gimballed HD video and IR cameras delivering stabilised, quality footage in day and night conditions, and packaged to maximise capability whilst maintaining a small form factor.