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Lockheed Martin Quad Indago

Compact Reconnaissance Drone Aircraft

Lockheed Martin Quad Indago

Compact Reconnaissance Drone Aircraft

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
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OVERVIEW



The compact, lightweight, all-weather Lockheed Martin Indago system is marketed for military, commercial, and civilian use.
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ORIGIN: United States
YEAR: 2012
MANUFACTURER(S): Lockheed Martin Unmanned Integrated Systems - USA
PRODUCTION: 100
OPERATORS: United States
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the Lockheed Martin Quad Indago model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 1
LENGTH: 2.66 feet (0.81 meters)
WIDTH: 2.66 feet (0.81 meters)
HEIGHT: 0.56 feet (0.17 meters)
WEIGHT (EMPTY): 4 pounds (2 kilograms)
WEIGHT (MTOW): 4 pounds (2 kilograms)
ENGINE: Not Available.
RANGE: 6 miles (10 kilometers; 5 nautical miles)
CEILING: 499 feet (152 meters; 0.09 miles)




ARMAMENT



None. Payload consists of dual sensor EO/IR/LI gimbal.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Indago - Base Series Name


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the Lockheed Martin Quad Indago Compact Reconnaissance Drone Aircraft.  Entry last updated on 9/20/2016. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
Small profile "quad rotor" remote-controlled air vehicles are the current rage in Unmanned Air Systems (UASs) - even beyond military use - for both law enforcement and civilian market sectors have grown fond of such vehicles. Compact quad rotors provide a relatively low-cost, easily manageable, portable aerial scouting solution able to fulfill many important in-the-field applications. Lockheed Martin produces the all-weather Quad Indago Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Quad Rotor geared towards military service and law enforcement with inherent qualities suitable for operation in the tight confines of modern day urban environments.

Lightweight quad copters like Quad Indago allow for hovering aerial reconnaissance/scouting within a field dominated by many large, fixed-wing products - products that can only overfly or loiter around areas of interest. The Quad Indago is outfitted with a 360-degree traversable, hot-swappable gimbal mount with active camera stabilization allowing the system to field various payloads including an Electro-Optical (EO) camera with 10x zoom, an InfraRed (IR) sensor with FLIR, and a Laser Illuminator (LI) unit. Additionally there is support for commercial off-the-shelf equipment provided by leading industry manufactures. Flight is assisted by way of the Kestrel 3 series autopilot system and Quad Indago features an endurance window of 40 minutes with a Line-of-Sight (LoS) range out to 10 kilometers. The operator controls the aircraft through a hand-held wireless unit while an optional full-service Ground Control Station (GCS) - complete with 3D map interface - is available for more robust mission options and vehicle control.

Due to its collapsible design, Quad Indago can be easily transported and its tool-less makeup means deployment is completed within minutes upon arrival. Dimensions of the UAS include a length of 32 inches with a width of 32 inches and a height of 7 inches. When folded, the system takes on a minimal profile measuring 12x9x6 inches. Overall weight is just 5 lb.




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Our Data Modules allow for quick visual reference when comparing a single entry against contemporary designs. Areas covered include general ratings, speed assessments, and relative ranges based on distances between major cities.

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Graph showcases the Lockheed Martin Quad Indago's operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.
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Unit Production Comparison
Comm. Market HI*: 44,000 units
Military Market HI**: 36,183 units
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100

  * Commercial Market High belongs to Cessna 172.

  ** Military Market High belongs to Ilyushin Il-2.


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Supported Roles
A2A
Interception
UAV
Ground Attack
CAS
Training
ASW
Anti-Ship
AEW
MEDEVAC
EW
Maritime/Navy
SAR
Aerial Tanker
Utility/Transport
VIP
Passenger
Business
Recon
SPECOPS
X-Plane/Development
A2A=Air-to-Air; UAV=Unmanned; CAS=Close Support; ASW=Anti-Submarine; AEW=Airborne Early Warning; MEDEVAC=Medical Evac; EW=Electronic Warfare; SAR=Search-Rescue
Commitments / Honors
Military lapel ribbon for Operation Allied Force
Military lapel ribbon for the Arab-Israeli War
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Britain
Military lapel ribbon for the Battle of Midway
Military lapel ribbon for the Berlin Airlift
Military lapel ribbon for the Chaco War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cold War
Military lapel ribbon for the Cuban Missile Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for pioneering aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the Falklands War
Military lapel ribbon for the French-Indochina War
Military lapel ribbon for the Golden Age of Flight
Military lapel ribbon for the 1991 Gulf War
Military lapel ribbon for the Indo-Pak Wars
Military lapel ribbon for the Iran-Iraq War
Military lapel ribbon for the Korean War
Military lapel ribbon for the 1982 Lebanon War
Military lapel ribbon for the Malayan Emergency
Military lapel ribbon representing modern aircraft
Military lapel ribbon for the attack on Pearl Harbor
Military lapel ribbon for the Six Day War
Military lapel ribbon for the Soviet-Afghan War
Military lapel ribbon for the Spanish Civil War
Military lapel ribbon for the Suez Crisis
Military lapel ribbon for the Vietnam War
Military lapel ribbon for Warsaw Pact of the Cold War-era
Military lapel ribbon for the WASP (WW2)
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 1
Military lapel ribbon for the World War 2
Military lapel ribbon for the Yom Kippur War
Military lapel ribbon for experimental x-plane aircraft
* Ribbons not necessarily indicative of actual historical campaign ribbons. Ribbons are clickable to their respective campaigns/operations.