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Lockheed Martin’s recent acquisition Procerus Technologies demonstrates new VTOL UAS at AVUSI

 

Procerus-VTOL_460 Lockheed Martin Procerus demonstrated its new, small Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) quad rotor UAS at AUVSI. The VTOL features an extended hover, perch and stare capability that provides aerial reconnaissance in crowded areas unreachable by fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems.

Procerus Technologies was a small company making very small systems for small unmanned aerial vehicles when Lockheed Martin purchased it in January.

Now, there are big plans for Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies.

The recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq have shown the value of unmanned systems to the military and the market for them is only expected to grow. The addition of Procerus will only strengthen Lockheed Martin’s portfolio of unmanned systems.

“Small unmanned aerial vehicles are low-cost, highly effective tools for our military, and the expertise Procerus brings will enhance the value we offer to our customers,” said Bob Stevens, Lockheed Martin Chairman and CEO at the time of the acquisition. 

Procerus is among the products featured at Lockheed Martin’s booth at the Association of the Unmanned Vehicle Systems (AUVSI) North America 2012 show in Las Vegas.

Procerus, a Lockheed Martin company, demonstrated its new VTOL Flight System during the AUVSI 2012 show.


Procerus is a leader in developing and producing world-class avionics and payload technologies used in numerous small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Products include advanced Kestral Autopilot flight systems, OnPoint Vision Systems for target tracking, stabilization, geo-location and terminal guidance applications, Preceptor Imaging systems and other avionics for small UASs.

At AUVSI, Procerus demonstrated its new, small Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) quad rotor UAS. The VTOL features an extended hover, perch and stare capability that provides military, civil and commercial customers with aerial reconnaissance in crowded areas unreachable by fixed-wing unmanned aircraft systems.  

“We are leveraging decades of experience in building small, innovative avionics and payload technologies to develop an affordable and efficient VTOL solution,” said Todd Titensor, senior manager of Lockheed Martin Procerus Technologies. “Our system is quiet, can operate day or night in all weather conditions and has longer operating time than other VTOL platforms.”

Procerus is also displaying its new, lightweight, dual sensor gimbal mount that packs the capability of a large camera system in a small, compact package designed to provide high-quality video surveillance for small and micro unmanned aircraft systems.

Posted on August 8, 2012