Lockheed Martin unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defense and Security Equipment International (DSEI).
OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by Lockheed Martin UK in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialization in aerodynamics and composite materials.
At only four inches wide and weighing only 1.7 kilograms, it is designed to be used in environments where conventional, larger unmanned air systems are not practical. Despite its size, OUTRIDER can travel up to 50 knots and can be operated remotely or has the ability to be autonomous. It features a high-definition TV and infrared camera to give the operator enhanced situational awareness.
"We are proud to offer OUTRIDER which has been designed and built in the UK for the international market. It provides secure leading edge situational awareness capabilities in its class for ground, surface, air or Sub-surface operational environments and can be launched at the press of a button," said Paul Livingston, vice president and group managing director, Lockheed Martin UK – Integrated Systems.