PLANO, TX (July 15, 2021) – Martin UAV, a leading Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) manufacturer, will for the first time publicly unveil its V-BAT 128 aircraft– recently selected by the U.S. Navy for a prototyping and development program– at the 2021 Sea-Air-Space Conference in National Harbor, Md., from August 2 through August 4.
The V-BAT 128 is ideally suited for a wide array of sea, air and land missions. With its innovative, near-zero footprint vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) and long-endurance capabilities, the V-BAT 128 is unlike any unmanned aircraft system (UAS) on the market. Its design makes transportation and rapid tactical deployment easy and safe. It can be assembled by two personnel in less than 30 minutes, and the aircraft’s duct fan propulsion design eliminates exposed rotors.
Martin UAV is currently enhancing and customizing the V-BAT 128 for the Navy, reflecting the firm’s responsiveness to the military’s mission requirements and the UAS industry as a whole.
“We’re pleased to have the opportunity to participate in the Sea-Air-Space Expo, so we can officially unveil the V-BAT 128 model to the defense industry and key decision makers,” said Ruben Martin, owner and CEO of Martin UAV, and recently elected Chairman of the Board for Mercy Ships International. “We continue to push the boundaries of what’s possible and are proud to offer UAS technology that serves a broad range of mission needs.”
In April, the Navy awarded Martin UAV’s V-BAT for a VTOL UAS prototyping and development effort in order to fulfill new technological requirements driven by the changing nature of threats in austere operating environments.