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Indago VTOL Quad Rotor

Indago VTO Quad Rotor

The small vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system gives warfighters, first responders and others in small, cluttered, urban environments an eye-in-the-sky in just minutes.

Indago features an extended hover and fast forward flight capability that provides military, civil and commercial customers with aerial reconnaissance in crowded areas unreachable by fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems. The Indago payload system features a quick disconnect adapter which allows the operator choose the appropriate payload for the mission.  There are payloads available for a variety of different applications including: Agricultural and mapping, inspection, and ISR.  Additional payloads are in development.

Equipped with the Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies’ proven Kestrel 3 autopilot, the compact, lightweight VTOL can be deployed in minutes and operate for up to 45 minutes. The collapsible VTOL platform folds into a man-packable unit that requires no tools for assembly.

The VTOL system includes a wireless hand controller, which provides an easy-to-use interface for intuitive, untethered vehicle operation. For full ground control station capabilities, the Virtual Cockpit features a user-friendly mapping interface, powerful mission planning tools, in-flight re-tasking and full waypoint navigation available to any windows based computer.

Features:

  • Man packable, compact folding design
  • Setup in 60 seconds, airborne in 2.5 minutes
  • Whisper quiet, rugged, all-weather capability
  • Configurable Failsafe behaviors
  • Operation via handcontroller and/or full Virtual
  • Cockpit™ GCS
  • Hot-swappable payload options
  • Industry-leading image stabilization

Specifications:

  • Endurance: 40 min (w/ 200g payload)
  • Payload: Multiple, hot-swappable payloads
  • Range: 2km line-of-sight, 5km+ with external patch antennas
  • Weight: 4.85lbs (2,220g) with payload
  • Dimensions (LxWxH):
    • Open: 32x32x7 inches
    • Folded: 12x9x6 inches
  • Operating Altitude: 10-500ft AGL (typical)
  • GCS touchscreen handcontroller or laptop-based Virtual Cockpit

Feature Story

Indago Firefighting Demo

Indago Small Unmanned Quad Copter Aids Australian Firefighters

Western Australia’s Emergency Services Commissioner called upon Lockheed Martin’s Indago quad copter to assist with efforts to contain and extinguish a fire.