V-BAT Demonstrates More Than 8 Hours of Endurance

February 3, 2018



Martin UAV’s V-BAT, a tail sitting VTOL fixed wing UAV, launched last Friday morning on a routine flight test and landed 8.1 hours later.
Martin UAV V-Bat


(Newswire.net — February 2, 2018) Plano, Texas — The Martin UAV “V-BAT”, a breakthrough tactical, tail-sitting VTOL fixed wing drone with multi-mission capability, launched early Friday morning on a routine flight test and landed 8.1 hours later with more than an hour’s fuel remaining in the gas tank – conclusively demonstrating its ability to exceed the currently published endurance of 8 hours.  Phil Jones, Martin COO & former RAF Tornado & MQ-9 Reaper pilot commented, “This marks another major milestone on the road to providing the warfighter with a multi-mission, long endurance, tactical, and truly expeditionary ISR platform that doesn’t require the burdensome launch and recovery systems of others in this class. A true VTOL (not a hybrid), V-BAT is capable of mid-flight transitions and is fully FARP-capable, making it wholly unique in the global marketplace today”.

MartinUAV V-Bat


About Martin UAV

At Martin UAV, our mission is to build the world’s most advanced unmanned systems.  Our technology team specializes in building tactical systems from the ground up, addressing the vast capability gaps left by legacy technologies and current government programs of record around the world.  With decades of research and development, our platforms offer cutting edge applications and engineering feats unmatched in the government or commercial sectors of today.

Learn More