“With more than four years of customer funding behind it, our new Shrike VTOL unmanned aircraft system is designed to address the need for a small, light-weight hovering aircraft that delivers unique surveillance and intelligence capability not provided by current solutions. Not only does Shrike VTOL hover for more than 40 minutes with a high resolution video camera, but its innovative design also allows for the transmission of several hours of live video as a remotely emplaced perch and stare sensor,” said Tom Herring, senior vice president and general manager of AeroVironment’s UAS business segment. “This new solution adds an important set of new capabilities to our existing and battle-proven family of small unmanned aircraft systems that are saving lives in theater today.”

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Comment by Julian on August 30, 2011 at 1:31pm

As long as they spent over 14,000 dollars developing it so they cant compete in the UAVforge.net competition, COOL.

Comment by Jack Crossfire on August 30, 2011 at 2:01pm

Their Hobbyking DT-700 motors are better than our Hobbyking DT-700 motors.  Looks like the rear landing gear has seen a few crashes.


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Comment by Rory Paul on August 30, 2011 at 7:14pm

If I was doing business development it  would have a $10K optional warhead...bang...another $30K airframe...cha ching...

 


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Comment by Gary Mortimer on August 31, 2011 at 2:45am

I bet that's more like $150,000 or even $500,000 of development.

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