SOFCs Enable Vertical Takeoff & Landing in Lockheed Martin’s Compact Stalker VXE. Here’s how.
Lockheed Martin developed the Stalker in 2006 to be used for military applications, such as providing intelligence, surveillance
, and target acquisition. Recently, they launched the Stalker VXE, which is an operationally proven, small and silent Group 2 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that provides unprecedented long-endurance imaging capability in a variety of contested environments and is in use by Special Forces around the world.
The new Stalker VXE is an easy-to-transport and compact UAS. Thanks to the simplicity and high power to weight ratio of our D450 SOFC, it’s also easy to assemble and power – even by a single person. And that D450 packs a lot of power. The UAV is field-proven for 8+ hours of flight time and more than 50 landing cycles.
Want to see it in action? Check out the video below for a look at how Stalker VXE operates.
Learn more about our work with the Stalker UAS program in the full case study here.