Shrike VTOL is a man-packable, Vertical Take-Off and Landing Micro Air Vehicle (VTOL MAV) system. It is a portable, reliable and quiet unmanned aerial platform designed for front-line day/night intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). Capable of being deployed by a single operator, Shrike provides immediate and persistent ISR in high-density environments, including urban operations.
Shrike VTOL operates in hover-and-stare or perch-and-stare modes, transmitting real-time persistent ISR to small unit commanders through AeroVironment’s common ground control system (GCS) via a digital data link. AeroVironment’s common GCS interfaces with all of its tactical ISR air vehicles reducing the level of training required and decreasing the time and cost involved.
Shrike’s modular payload bays support multiple missions, including aerial reconnaissance, surveillance, route clearance, counter IED, mapping, hover-and-stare, perch-and-stare and payload delivery.
|Payoads||High resolutions, Modular EO/IR Gimbal. Perch payload with EO camera. Two fixed EO cameras. Forward-look and down-look.|
|Range||5 km Line-of-sight with relay capability to extend range|
|Operating Altitude||500 ft (152 m) AGL|
|Wing Span||3.0 ft|
|Weight||Less than 5.5 lbs|
|GCS||Common GCS with Puma, Raven and Wasp|