Lockheed Martin has unveiled a small lightweight, canister launched unmanned aircraft system (UAS), Outrider, at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI).
Outrider has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK's Havant facility in partnership with Wirth Research. At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed to be used in environments where conventional, larger unmanned air systems are not practical. Despite its size, OUTRIDER can travel up to 50 knots and boasts the best payload capacity and endurance when compared with similar UAS, the company said in a statement Wednesday.
Outrider can be operated remotely or has the ability to be autonomous. It features a high-definition TV and infrared camera to give the operator enhanced situational awareness. Outrider has potential military, civil or commercial use and Lockheed Martin UK plans to offer it to market both in the UK and to interested export customers too.
Outrider can be supplied in an entirely International Traffic in Arms Regulations or ITAR free configuration to address the wide commercial and military market needs, the company stated.
The US Air Force awarded Lockheed Martin a $45.5 million contract to provide Military Code (M-Code) Early Use (MCEU) capability to the Global Positioning System (GPS)
The Advanced Off-Board Electronic Warfare (AOEW) system, developed by Lockheed Martin, passed Preliminary Design Review on schedule. The AOEW system will provide MH-60 helicopters with enhanced electronic warfare surveillance and countermeasure capabilities against anti-ship missile (ASM) threats
Indias Mahindra Defence Systems has started a C-130J Super Hercules simulator training centre at the Air Force (IAF) station in Hindon outside Delhi. The facility offers training with a full motion simulator to the crew that operate the C-130J special operations aircraft acquired from Lockheed Martin in 2011
India will be issuing a request for information next month to Lockheed Martin for its F-16 Block 70 and Saab for its Gripen E, for manufacturing single-engine fighters in India. The Ministry of Defence will float a request for information, or RFI, to US firm Lockheed Martin and Swedish Saab to produce single-engine fighters in collaboration with a private company in the India,
Lockheed Martin has been awarded a $47.8 million contract for engineering and technical services in support of the F-16 fighter aircraft requirements to 12 foreign military sales customers in the Middle East, South America and Asia
Lockheed Martin is being awarded a $23 million modification contract to exercise options for engineering manufacturing and development for advanced off-board electronic warfare (AOEW). The AOEW program will provide an electronic warfare mission package to integrate with a flight vehicle
Lockheed Martin UK and Elbit Systems UK have signed a strategic teaming agreement to partner on the Maritime Electronic Warfare Programme (MEWP) for the Royal Navy. The MEWP is a significant procurement to upgrade the Royal Navy's Electronic Warfare capabilities
UK has announced a £55 million contract for 56 innovative bomb disposal robots at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) Exhibition in London Tuesday. Following an initial £4 million demonstration phase, the robots will be purchased from US robotics manufacturer Harris under the MODs Project Starter for use by the British Army, and will be supported by engineers at Harris EDO MBM Technology in Brighton
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