Aerospace & Defense

Information Technology


Emerging Capabilities

Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Lockheed Martin provides design, development, manufacturing and production, as well as systems support, maintenance and training to a wide offering of UAS, covering every class of vehicle. Our family of small unmanned platforms integrate with ground forces as man-portable, hand launched, small unit assets. Small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS) are uniquely positioned to grow rapidly in civil and commercial applications because of their affordability and ability to quickly adapt to various missions.

Lockheed Martin sUAS’ have operated tens of thousands of hours over combat theaters worldwide. Our Group 1 and 3 unmanned systems build upon technological advancements in autonomy demonstrated on Persistent Threat Detection Systems aerostats and K-MAX. Accompanying the sUAS platforms are Lockheed Martin’s autopilot and payload technologies, along with superior ground control stations and software.

Air Vehicles



The small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) Indago features an extended hover, perch and stare capability that provides military, civil and commercial customers with aerial reconnaissance and multispectral imaging for continuous 360-degree panning capability.


Vector Hawk

Designed for versatility and affordability, the Vector Hawk addresses a broad set of unique missions and operating needs within a single system. With a gross takeoff weight of only four pounds and a vertical profile of only four inches, Vector Hawk boasts best-in-class payload capacity, speed and endurance.


Desert Hawk

Desert Hawk III delivers a portable and versatile solution for quick mission planning. The UAS can be hand launched for persistent surveillance, enhanced target detection and covert operations.


Desert Hawk EER

The Desert Hawk EER expands the capabilities of the proven Desert Hawk III with longer endurance and next generation software, as well as increases the mission capability to advanced communications, electronic warfare and others.



Fury is a long-endurance, survivable Unmanned Aircraft that brings strategic capabilities to the tactical warfighter.



Stalker is an operationally proven small, silent, UAS that provides unprecedented long-endurance imaging and multi-mission capability throughout an array of environments.

Ground Control Systems


Handheld GCS


The Indago VTOL, accompanied by its handheld ground control station (GCS) will offer a robust, mobile surveillance application. The handheld GCS, which runs for four hours and is designed for outdoor readability, can be used with Indago and as a standalone system with other aircraft.


Mobile GCS


Lockheed Martin’s Group 1 family of unmanned aircraft systems is migrating to enhanced automation capabilities using its Kestrel™ “Fly Light” flight control systems and industry-leading mobile Ground Control Station (mGCS) software. The increased automation allows operators to focus on executing the mission, rather than flying various aircraft.


Expeditionary GCS


Expeditionary Ground Control System was designed specifically to be a complete, transportable UAS computing and storage platform. It has the computing power, system resources, data storage, and interface capability to monitor and control multiple UAV Airframes and their associated ISR Payloads.