TECHNOLOGY:  

Martin UAV LLC - "V-BAT" VTOL UAS

AFFILIATION:   Martin UAV LLC, Austin, Texas, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Defense Systems
Area: Autonomous Systems
Tech Readiness: TRL 7

Tech Brief: Martin UAV is releasing the first, truly disruptive UAS technology in the VTOL marketplace; V-BAT provides military grade Tier II fixed-wing performance with the ability to launch and recover from a hover.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: There are no currently existing UAS in this category that can achieve effective ISR operations at the tactical level from a perch and stare operations, to sail-plane like horizontal flight efficiencies, to shipborne applications. DoD has recently funded Martin UAV to participate in a joint, international, interagency flight demonstration over a series of events next month OCONUS. Interest in the platform is overwhelming. V-BAT is also scalable in bi-directional fashion, from a smaller electric version (prototype already purchased by the Navy) to a 10,000 lb aircraft that was considered in the DARPA TERN Program ultimately won by Northrop Grumman.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Mid-stage Startup (A or B)
Website: www.martinuav.com
Booth Number: 1000