The Martin V-BAT is the first aircraft of its size and capability to successfully demonstrate the ability to takeoff vertically, transition to wing-borne flight, and land from a hover. The V-Bat is capable of hovering over select locations along a pre-programmed flight path before returning vertically to land or sea landing locations in highly confined areas. With a near zero footprint, V-BAT is ideally suited for maritime operations without disrupting manned aircraft flight on or below deck. Unique in the UAS marketplace, V-BAT does not require the assistance of launch or recovery equipment.
- V-BAT makes the transition from vertical to horizontal flight near Panama City, Panama in support of UNITAS 2016
- V-BAT Tracking a target at sea
- Successful hand-off of V-BAT controls to a partner nation naval vessel
- V-BAT recovers in a jungle clearing