Newswire.net — May 14, 2018) Plano, TEXAS — Hohenfels, Germany – Martin UAV’s ‘equipment independent’ VTOL UAS, the V-BAT, participated in the Army’s Combined Resolve 10 exercise in conjunction with the Joint War Fighting Assessment 18.1. The V-BAT supported the opposing force in its debut Army exercise along with the 2-1 ID at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center (JMRC) in Hohenfels, Germany. During the exercise, the V-BAT conducted numerous tactical surveillance and reconnaissance missions without the need of launch or recovery equipment as it highlighted its ability to seamlessly transition from vertical take-off to forward fixed wing flight.
With a comparatively low acoustic signature on the wing, the V-BAT is also able to transition to a hover at any time during the flight based on mission requirements. Tactical scenarios included a confined area operation while demonstrating a field expedient build up to launch showcasing the expeditionary nature of this distinctive UAS. Other unique features include the safety of its ducted fan (no exposed blades), the intentional modularity and flexibility of desired payloads, and cost effectiveness made the V-BAT a highlight at the JMRC to include numerous distinguished visitors. The MartinUAV team appreciates all of the assistance of the Joint Modernization Command in order to make the integration and ensuing introduction of the V-BAT to the Army a reality.