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