Adaptability is the key to Blackwing's design. With its built-in secure Digital Data Link (DDL™), Blackwing can deliver cross-domain command-and-control relay operations among undersea and surface vessels and unmanned underwater vehicles, and is interoperable with our family of UAS. It incorporates an advanced, miniature electro-optical and infrared sensor for rapid-response intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and the modular payload bay enables a range of mission objectives. Blackwing can be deployed from a submerged submarine using an underwater-to-surface delivery canister or a surface ship or mobile ground vehicle via tube or multipack launcher. Its small size and quiet motor make it difficult to detect, recognize, or track, even at close range.


Wingspan: 27 in (68.6 cm)
Length: 19.5 in (49.5 cm)


4 lb


EO/IR Sensor Suite; Built-in Digital Data Link for C2

Rapid Maritime Deployment

Blackwing is virtually undetectable and can be deployed quickly from a submerged submarine using an underwater-to-air delivery canister or ship surface/mobile ground vehicle via tube or Multipack Launcher (MPL).

Rapid Reponse ISR

The advanced, miniature Electro-Optical and Infrared (EO/IR) sensor provides operators with real-time video for situational awareness and feature/object recognition.

Cross-Domain Connectivity

Built-in secure Digital Data Link (DDL™) delivers cross-domain Command and Control (C2) relay operations between undersea and surface vessels, and Unmanned Underwater Vehicles (UUVs).

Optional Launch Platforms

Undersea, Surface Vessel, Unmanned Underwater Vehicle (UUV)