- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin has been around for over 100 years, beginning with innovative work in 1912 that was cheered on by men like Orville Wright. Now, the company has entered slightly new territory: drone systems.

One of the world’s largest companies to specialize in aerospace, defense and technology has now unveiled three new Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) systems, said Lockheed Martin in statement on Tuesday.

Two versions of the Indago vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) quat-rotor drone were announced, in addition to a a commercial Avionics Suite for unmanned aircraft, information technology website C4ISR & Networks reported.

“The VTOL features a 360-degree panning capability to aid area surveillance and provide enhanced situational awareness and actionable imagery in support of emergency response needs including search and rescue situations, disaster relief or other surveillance missions,” Lockheed Martin said.

The Indago drone is only 5 pounds and requires no assembly.

“After two years of developing these capabilities, we will now be able to deliver affordable and effective products to both military and commercial customers,” said Kevin Westfall, director of unmanned solutions at Lockheed Martin’s Mission Systems and Training division.

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