InstantEye Robotics has extended the battery life of several models of its small unmanned aerial systems (sUAS), and is also competing for a contract for the US Department of Defense (DoD), Jane’s has learned.
The company displayed its updated systems at the 2019 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) exposition, held in Washington, DC, on 14–16 October.
The Mk-3 GEN4-D1 system, a 1.3 kg sUAS designed for ISR operations, now has a battery life of 47-50 minutes. Similarly, the Mk-3 GEN5-D1/ D2 model, which weighs about 0.25 kg, now has a battery life of 27 minutes. Company executives told Jane’s at AUSA that these improved batteries were added to their systems as of 1 October.
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