Patrolling the skies above a convoy in Iraq
The car launch kit
Bat 3 autonomous catapult launch
Screen snapshot of MLB ground station during flight
Bat 3 Gimbal turret with Sony HAD camera mounted. Optional IR camera fits inside same turret along with color video camera.
Bat system packaged for shipping.
Bat video imagery. Tractor-trailer from 1000 ft high.
Bat video imagery. Intersection from 1000 ft high. 1/4 mile range.
Bat still photo imagery, 5” per pixel resolution from 1000 ft AGL.
Bat still photo imagery geo-referenced and overlaid onto legacy aerial imagery data.
Bat landing autonomously
MLB has recently developed technology that allows the conversion of off-the-shelf gasoline engines to run on diesel
What will the neighbours say?
March 12, 2005 The MLB Bat is a small, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that has capabilities typically found only in much larger and more expensive UAVs. The Bat is a complete UAV system that can operate autonomously, deliver high quality video imagery, and fits into two suitcase-sized containers. The aircraft operates autonomously, has a 6-hour duration, and telemetry range of up to 10 miles and can be launched from the roof of a car. Currently being evaluated to assist in protecting the soldiers traveling the dangerous dusty roads of Iraq, the Bat has many potential applications in peacetime operations too.
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