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09:29 AM, November 23, 2018
US Marine Corps Orders 64 InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 SUAS systems
InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 SUAS systems (Image: InstantEye Robotics)

InstantEye Robotics has secured a contract with the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) in support of PMA-263, the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems (SUAS) Program Office, to field 32 InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 SUAS systems (64 aircraft). 

This procurement is being executed in support of a United States Marine Corps urgent needs request for field user evaluation. The new InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 platform expands mission scope and provides additional Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition capability to the individual Marine or Sailor, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

The InstantEye Mk-3 GEN5-D1 is the smallest (~250g) in the InstantEye family of drones. It is an encrypted, all-digital system with real-time video and still imagery. Due to its small size, it has low audible and visual signatures, enabling it to operate undetected in close proximity to targets of interest.

The system requires only a single operator and goes from a stowed configuration to fully operational in approximately one minute. With an ability to operate in all weather and locations, it is an unmatched tactical enabler with operational effects. 

InstantEye Robotics is a division of Physical Sciences Inc., both located in Andover Massachusetts.

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