In short, V-Bat made a successful autonomous landing on a moving truck. Martin UAV’s tail sitting VTOL Fixed Wing UAV, the V-Bat, demonstrated the ability to precisely, repeatedly land autonomously in an area less than 8 ft x 8 ft from a hover several hundred feet above the intended landing spot. Then V-Bat demonstrated the same capability while autonomously landing on the back of a 2.5 ton moving truck as it drove along the road.
Martin UAV’s CEO, Ruben Martin commented “The idea of landing a Group II+ Drone on something as small as the back of a moving 2.5 ton truck used to be a pipe dream… today, the Marine Corps has demonstrated the power and speed of American small business unleashed”…
The precision landing, the autonomous landing on a moving truck, demonstration was part of a series of tests conducted at Yuma Proving Grounds in support of a development contract between Martin UAV and the Naval Air Systems Command.
About Martin UAV LLC
Martin UAV is an advanced technology company that specializes in building the world’s finest unmanned aircraft and associated flight control software. With offices located in Plano, TX, Santa Clara, CA & Rohnert Park, CA, Martin UAV systems are commercially developed to fill critical operational needs in genuine, tactical & confined commercial environments with a near-zero footprint. Martin’s V-BAT series aircraft, for example, is the only single-engine ducted fan VTOL that has the ability to take off and land from a hover, fly 8+ hours in horizontal flight, and make mid-flight transitions to “hover & stare” at any time throughout a given mission set.