Ultra Electronics, AMI collaborated with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to extend the flight time of the company’s Stalker. Yesterday, Lockeed Martin announced this new, ruggedized version of its Stalker Unmanned Air System (UAS), called the Stalker eXtreme Endurance (XE) UAS.
The Stalker XE system quadruples Stalker’s flight endurance to eight-plus hours without impacting the mobility or capabilities of the unmanned system.
The Stalker XE system is powered by Ultra Electronics’ industry-leading fuel cell. The portable power unit integrates with the Stalker’s existing conventional lithium polymer battery to handle power peaks. The fuel cell was developed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
More info is available through Lockheed Martin.