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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 to 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.


  • 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


  • 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