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V-BAT

Securing borders, hunting drugs, finding threats. Shield AI’s V-BAT is the future of next-generation UAS. The most tactical, most logistically simple UAS in the world. There’s nothing else like it.

Securing borders, hunting drugs, finding threats. Shield AI’s V-BAT is the future of next-generation UAS. The most tactical, most logistically simple UAS in the world. There’s nothing else like it.

Results. Performance. Safety.

V-BAT Crushes The Competition

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Results

In head-to-head customer fly-offs, V-BAT wins. The U.S. and allied militaries are choosing V-BAT because it delivers, period.

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Performance

Ducted-fan technology enables industry leading max-takeoff weight to payload weight ratio. We didn’t just break the record, we redefined what’s possible.

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Safety

No exposed rotors, no required operator safety zones. So safe you can get hands on during takeoff and landing.

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Maritime UAS of Choice

V-BAT beat out 13 competitors to win the Navy and SOCOM MTUAS Increment 2 Program of Record. Its unique design and controls allow it to take off & land in high winds, on crowded flight decks, aboard moving vessels with landing zones as small as 12’ x 12’.

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Ducted Fan Design

One of many key differentiators between V-BAT and other VTOL aircraft is its patented ducted fan design. V-BAT’s duct increases thrust by 80%+ at equivalent engine power, enabling take-off and landing with a single power plant and achieving unmatched payload mass friction. It can fly for a half day or stop and hover for hours on end.

Thrust vectoring bestows V-BAT with unmatched control authority for rock-solid stability in harsh weather conditions. The duct adds increased safety, eliminating operator safety zones, which expands the tactical employment envelope.

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Payload/Sensor Integration

V-BAT supports a wide range of interchangeable and customizable payloads and sensors including, but not limited to: EO/MWIR cameras, AIS, and Land/Maritime Wide Area Search (WAS) AI-based capabilities.

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A "Get-Off-The-FOB" Expeditionary UAS

Forward Operating Bases are easy targets and the future of tactical UAS must be more than just “expeditionary.” V-BAT is a tactical asset with strategic implications. The smallest and most agile footprint of any aircraft in its class. V-BAT is fully deployable by a 2-person team and packs up to fit in the back of a pickup truck or UH-60 Blackhawk. Go from pack to flight in under 20 minutes.

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The Future Is Swarming

Autonomous read-and-react mission execution with intelligent teams of V-BATs. From forest fire detection, to logistics, maritime domain awareness and penetrating integrated air defense systems, Hivemind for teams of V-BAT will revolutionize everything.

Features and Specs

V-BAT is designed explicitly for runway and equipment-independent launch and recovery in austere environments with no external support. The aircraft can be transported in the bed of a truck and assembled by two personnel in under 20 minutes, making it a true expeditionary system built for dynamic movement and fluid mission sets.

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Dimensions​

Wing Span: 9.7 ft
Length: 9ft

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Weight

125 lbs. (fuel + payload)

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Endurance

10 hours

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Landing Zone

12ft x 12 ft

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Payload Capacity

25 lbs.*

*Mission dependent

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Hover Time

45 minutes

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Hover-To-Flight Transition

< 15 secs

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Service Ceiling

20,000 ft MSL

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