Stalker is an operationally proven small, silent, Group 2 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that provides unprecedented long-endurance imaging capability in a variety of contested environments and is in use by Special Forces around the world.
Designed to combine the flexibility of a portable system with the endurance and payload performance of a larger, more costly vehicle, Stalker VXE and XE’s class-leading endurance, broad operating envelope, and open system architecture allow it to execute diverse and demanding missions while maintaining a small operational footprint and crew requirement.
Power & Fuel
To support the needs of the mission, the system can also be easily reconfigured in the field to a battery powered option that provides 4 hours of endurance.
The Stalker VXE Block 30 system was upgraded with a next generation vertical take-off and landing capability to provide users with greater mission flexibility for operations in austere locations around the world.
The Stalker XE Block 25 system can be hand launched from bungee or rail options.
The custom droppable payload compartment allows the user to precisely drop a small payload from the air. A digital backbone allows for rapid deployment of the latest technology, meaning better pictures and more capabilities.
Stabilized pan, tilt, zoom electro-optical, infrared, and low-light cameras with the ability to lock and track targets enables unprecedented imaging capabilities in a small UAS for operations in all weather conditions, day or night.
Stalker VTOL eXtended Endurance (Stalker) By the Numbers
The Stalker is powered by a ruggedized Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) that uses globally available propane to achieve 8+ hours of operation.
- Max Payload: 5.5 lbs
- Max Takeoff Weight: 48 lbs (battery) 44 lbs. (fuel cell)
- Flight Time: 8+ hrs
- Altitude: Up to 12,000 ft
- Max Speed: 58 mph
- Propulsion: Propane Fuel Cell with Rechargeable Hybrid Battery or Dual Rechargeable Batteries
- Launch: Vertical Takeoff and Landing
- Wingspan: 16 ft
- Operators: 1 to 2
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