Results. Performance. Safety.
V-BAT Crushes The Competition
In head-to-head customer fly-offs, V-BAT wins. The U.S. and allied militaries are choosing V-BAT because it delivers, period.
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.
No exposed rotors, no required operator safety zones. So safe you can get hands on during takeoff and landing.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wing Span: 9.7 ft
125 lbs. (fuel + payload)
12ft x 12 ft
< 15 secs
20,000 ft MSL