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Lockheed Martin adds tether option to Indago

2nd May 2019 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Lockheed Martin has added a tether option to its Indago UAS platform to support US Special Forces' ISR operations, the company announced on 29 April.

Without the tether, Indago 3 flies for 50-70 minutes. For uninterrupted ISR, Special Forces can quickly configure the tether, eliminating the need for battery reliance.

The Indago quadrotor UAS weighs less than 5lbs and folds into a man-packable unit. Indago can be unfolded in 60 seconds and airborne in 2.5 minutes. Its payloads provide high resolution, daytime, electro-optical imagery capable of reading a license plate from a 1000ft standoff distance.

For night time operations, the UAS provides detailed thermal infrared that can identify a person, weapon, and other intelligence, such as warmth of vehicle tracks on the surface. This includes imagery in black hot, white hot and ironbow, an orange and purple heatmap colour scheme.

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