Shrike VTOL™ is a man-packable, vertical take-off and land micro air vehicle (VTOL MAV) system. It is a small, portable, reliable and rugged unmanned aerial platform designed for front-line day/night intelligence, reconnaissance and surveillance (ISR). Shrike VTOL operates in hover-and-stare or perch-and-stare modes, transmitting real-time persistent ISR to small unit commanders. It can be operated manually or programmed for autonomous operation, utilizing the system’s advanced avionics and precise GPS navigation.
The Shrike is operated from AeroVironment’s battle proven Ground Control System (GCS) with a communications range of 5 km and flight endurance of 40+ minutes. Our common GCS interfaces with all of its air vehicles (except the Qube) reducing the level of training required and decreasing the time and cost involved.