The Vector Hawk is aerospace giant Lockheed Martin's latest addition to its fleet of small, compact unmanned aircraft systems.
The aircraft is designed in a modular fashion and can switch between three different configurations -- fixed-wing, vertical takeoff-and-landing and tilt-rotor. In fixed-wing mode, the craft can be either hand launched or launched by folding the wings back and launching the craft from a tube. The vertical takeoff-and-landing and tilt-rotor modes can be launched from land or water.
The Vector Hawk is just 10 centimeters tall and weighs 4 pounds, and is able to carry a payload of 0.75 pounds. It can fly and land autonomously and is equipped with 3G, 4G and LTE cellular communication capability.
The aircraft is also largely inaudible and is waterproof, allowing it to be used at sea and in a range of weather conditions.
The Vector Hawk Unmanned Aircraft is Suitable for a Variety of Missions
1. Modular Drones - The modular design of the Vector Hawk presents opportunities for customization and versatility in unmanned aircraft systems.
2. Vertical Takeoff-and-landing - The Vector Hawk's vertical takeoff-and-landing capability opens up possibilities for efficient and flexible drone operations in various industries.
3. Autonomous Payload Carriers - The autonomous flight and payload capabilities of the Vector Hawk create opportunities for unmanned delivery services and remote sensing applications.
1. Aerospace - The aerospace industry can leverage modular drones like the Vector Hawk for enhanced surveillance, reconnaissance, and monitoring missions.
2. Maritime - Compact and waterproof drones like the Vector Hawk can revolutionize maritime operations through efficient coastal surveillance, search and rescue, and marine wildlife monitoring.
3. Telecommunications - The cellular communication capabilities of drones like the Vector Hawk enable telecommunications companies to extend network coverage and provide connectivity in remote areas.