To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

Open menu Search

AUVSI 2012: MLB goes vertical

8th August 2012 - 22:06 GMT | by Scott Gourley in Las Vegas


MLB is using the venue of AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems North America to spotlight its recent development efforts on its new Vertical – Bat (V-Bat) UAV prototype platform.

According to company president Stephen Morris, the Silicon Valley-based company has been manufacturing complete UAV systems for the past 15 years, with its early efforts focused toward the commercial sector.

‘In 1997 – 1998 we wanted to make turnkey UAV systems to do precision agriculture,’ he explained. ‘And we were well on our way by 2001. Then, after the 9/11 attacks, the market shifted to military and we have had to find our

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 2 free stories per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
Start your free trial
Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a US-based writer on defence and security issues. A former US Army …

Read full bio

Share to