Wildcat is a novel Group 3 VTOL UAS that will launch and recover from Navy ships, while leveraging autonomy, computer vision and a high degree of controllability to operate anywhere, anytime.

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Incredibly Small Footprint

Featuring a compact tail-sitter design, Wildcat requires less footprint compared to other offerings while enabling safe, infrastructure-less launch and recovery.
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Visionary in Every Aspect

Leveraging AV’s computer vision software SPOTR-Edge for onboard detection, Wildcat delivers classification and tracking of key objects day or night.
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Exceeds Program Objectives

For sea state recovery and cruise speed, Wildcat can operate in high sea states and winds, exceeding program objectives with ability to dash over 100 knots, quickly covering long distances over sea or land.
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Seamlessly Integrated

Crafted for the operator, Wildcat’s large modular payload capacity will enhance mission responsiveness and flexibility.
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Powerful Teaming

Large fleets of Wildcat UAS can be operated leveraging collision-avoidance and autonomy to collaborate and perform complex missions in degraded or denied airspace.
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Leveraging SUAS Legacy

Following millions of operational flight hours on AV’s Raven®, Puma™ AE and JUMP® 20 uncrewed systems, Wildcat will incorporate operational learnings AV has gained as SUAS leaders providing Group 3 capability in Group 1 footprint.

MeETS DARPA Objectives

  • 450 nmi mission radius
  • 12+ hrs endurance on station
  • 60 lbs payload
  • Long-Range Performance, Large Payload
    Wildcat is capable of contested logistics resupply, with a one-way operational range of 2,000+ nmi.

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*Artist renderings of images on page: AeroVironment, final design may vary.