Lockheed Martin’s Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL capability

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker eXtended Endurance (XE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) has been upgraded with a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capability.

Lockheed Martin’s Stalker XE upgraded with new VTOL capability

Stalker XE is a small, silent UAS that provides long-endurance imaging capability. It can easily ‘plug and play’ with the latest technology to offer better pictures and more capabilities.

Stalker XE is an all-weather system with a 12-foot wingspan, weighing 24 pounds with standard payloads. Depending on payloads and launch option, Stalker XE can fly up to eight hours with a propane fuel cell or up to four hours with a battery option at a cruise speed of 35 mph.

 “By offering three unique launch options, we will support day or night flight operations in a variety of environments, expanding Stalker XE’s ability to do more with less,” said Russell Coons, Stalker XE program manager. “

"We continue to evolve the system to bring more capability to our system operators," he added.

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