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Next-generation Desert Hawk III Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) has been deployed in the global war on terror by United Kingdom military forces. Combat proven Desert Hawk III continues to evolve to meet the changing demands of the warfighter.

Desert Hawk III is designed for portability, quick mission planning, hand launched and skid recovery, multi-mission versatility, enhanced day/night target detection, recognition, identification, greater operational range, endurance and covert operations.

Desert Hawk III provides the most persistent surveillance in its class by with its gyro-stabilized 360-degree sensor turret, color and low light electro-optical plug-and-play payloads, and roll-stabilized infrared sensor payloads.

The Desert Hawk III UAS consists of a rugged air vehicle and a lightweight, portable ground station, which provides operator training, autonomous pre-flight planning, in-flight control of plug-and-play optical and infrared sensors, terrain avoidance measures, and the ability to provide real time dynamic in-flight mission and flight profile retasking.


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Unmanned and Autonomous Systems

Technology is transforming how humans and machines work together. That’s why Lockheed Martin is investing in the development of optionally-manned and unmanned systems that serve as a capability multiplier. Because we recognize that the question isn’t just about who’s the best person for the job—it’s about what’s the best team for the mission.

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