Condor™ eXtended Endurance & Payload (XEP)

Mission-Configured.  Mission Accomplished.

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Long endurance
with up to 4 hours of flight on a single battery

 

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Modular, open system
architecture
to rapidly integrate new capabilities

 

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Adaptable fuselage
for maximum payload options

 

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All-weather flight operations
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air vehicle, EO/IR gimbal, avionics, and motor for enabling operations at sea

 

Developed in conjunction with the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL), Condor™ XEP is a long endurance, Group 1 unmanned aerial system (UAS) designed specifically for small tactical unit operations.

Operators can easily carry and hand-launch Condor™ and fly it for 4+ hours on a single battery. Its fuselage accommodates up to two, 6-inch payloads, uncommon for the average Group 1 UAS. It also features built-in power and communications, so users can add custom or other non-traditional payloads such as triage supplies or droppable ground sensors.

All Weather Flight and Marinized for Sea Landings

Lockheed Martin designed Condor™ to be rugged and reliable. Operators can fly Condor™ in all-weather environments, in winds up to 25 knots, and in rain up to 4” per hour (tested and validated). The air vehicle is waterproof, 100% buoyant, corrosion resistant to operate in salt water environments, and safe to land in up to sea state 3. Upon recovery from water landing, the air vehicle is immediately ready to fly again.

Condor™ XEP by the Numbers

  • Take-off Weight: 18.3 lbs
  • Payload Capacity: 3-5 lbs
  • Standard Payload:
    • 720p HD streaming video with 30x zoom
    • Boson 640x512 uncooled LWIR camera
    • 7.5um to 13.5um detector array
  • Acoustic Signature: 0
  • Maximum Operating Temperatures: -20 F (-29 C) to 140 F (60 C)
  • Maximum Altitude: 17,000 ft
  • Maximum Speed: 45 kts
  • Single Battery Endurance
    • Ideal flying conditions: >4 hours
    • Tactical operations: >3 hours
  • Two Battery Endurance
    • Ideal flying conditions: >6 hours
    • Tactical Operations: >5 hours
  • Wingspan: 12 ft

Compare CONDOR™ to Other Group | Fixed Wing LE UAVs

  CondorTM Typical
Battery Powered Endurance 4.5 ~ 6.5 hrs ~3 hrs
Payload Capacity 3-6 lbs ~3 lbs
Capability Insertion Open Proprietary
Configuration Flexibility Yes Limited
Non-Standard Payloads Yes Under Wing
High Aspect Ration Wing w/Control Surface Yes No
Assault Landing™ Yes No

Additional Information

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Steve Fortson
+1 (256) 763 5222

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