Unmanned Aerial Systems


Stark Aerospace’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) team produces the ArrowLite™, the Hunter MQ-5B, and the Heron UAS and at our technologically advanced production center located in Columbus, MS.  ArrowLite™ – designed, developed and manufactured by Stark Aerospace – is a hand launched, single operator tactical sUAS specially created for US Special Forces. HoverLite™ is a tactical tethered hovering aerial ISR system that is suitable for a wide range of small platforms. The Hunter is a Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) that has flown over 100,000 hours in support of the Global War on Terror. The Heron is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAS in use in 27 countries worldwide and has been flown by Stark’s Flight Services team in support of U.S. Government counter-narcotics operations. Stark has a fully integrated hangar capable of both production acceptance and training operations. From the hangar, there is direct access to the runway at Golden Triangle Regional Airport, where the FAA has authorized Heron flights.

ArrowLite

ArrowLite

ArrowLite™ provides forces working in remote and difficult terrain with an organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system that is packable and operable by one operator at the small unit level. ArrowLite™ provides the tactical operator with a rapidly deployable light weight (under 6.5 lbs.) aerial ISR capability that can be quickly assembled and hand-launched in 60 to 90 seconds after removal from a water proof transport carry case. The ArrowLite™ system can survive rugged environmental conditions and can support a variety of missions to include insertion by Military Free Fall (MFF).

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ArrowLite

ArrowLite ArrowLite™ provides forces working in remote and difficult terrain with an organic intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance system that is packable and operable by one operator at the small unit level. ArrowLite™ provides the tactical operator with a rapidly deployable light weight (under 6.5 lbs.) aerial ISR capability that can be quickly assembled and hand-launched in 60 to 90 seconds after removal from a water proof transport carry case. The ArrowLite system can survive rugged environmental conditions and can support a variety of missions to include insertion by Military Free Fall (MFF).

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HoverLite

HoverLite
HoverLite™ is a tactical tethered hovering aerial ISR system providing exceptional observation and surveillance capabilities. HoverLite™ supports Military, Homeland Security and Civilian missions, including surveillance, border patrol, crowd monitoring and emergency rapid response missions Rising to heights of 165 ft in 15 seconds, HoverLite™ is secured by a tether providing power and bi-directional signals to and from the aerial platform and its sensors. With its compact base, HoverLite™ is suitable for a wide range of small platforms.

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HoverLite

HoverLite HoverLite™ is a tactical tethered hovering aerial ISR system providing exceptional observation and surveillance capabilities. HoverLite™ supports Military, Homeland Security and Civilian missions, including surveillance, border patrol, crowd monitoring and emergency rapid response missions Rising to heights of 165 ft in 15 seconds, HoverLite™ is secured by a tether providing power and bi-directional signals to and from the aerial platform and its sensors. With its compact base, HoverLite™ is suitable for a wide range of small platforms.

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Hunter

Hunter
The Hunter MQ-5B is a Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) with reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) capability. The Hunter is currently supporting the troops in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It has been in service with the U.S. Army since the early 1990’s and has seen over 80,000 combat hours and over 100,000 flight hours. The Hunter is one of the first UAV’s to incorporate Automatic Take Off and Landing (ATOL) technology for a fully autonomous flight including pre-programmed way points. The Hunter is used for ISR and RSTA and has had an impeccable service record in flight service and uptime.

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Hunter

Hunter The Hunter MQ-5B is a Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (TUAV) with reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition (RSTA) capability. The Hunter is currently supporting the troops in Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. It has been in service with the U.S. Army since the early 1990’s and has seen over 80,000 combat hours and over 100,000 flight hours.

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Heron

Heron

The Heron is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) with superior surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Heron has over 30 hours endurance, up to a 30,000 foot altitude and is the only UAS on the market with simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-surface tracking. With a fully redundant flight control system, Automatic Takeoff and Landing (ATOL) and Autonomous return home if lost link, the Heron boasts an impeccable safety record.

The Heron is currently flown with the MOSP 3000 EO/IR sensor and has a 550-pound multi-sensor payload ability. It uses either an ELTA 2022 Maritime Patrol Radar (MPR) or an ELTA 2055 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).

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Heron

Heron The Heron is a Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial system (UAS) with superior surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities. The Heron has over 30 hours endurance, up to a 30,000 foot altitude and is the only UAS on the market with simultaneous air-to-air and air-to-surface tracking. With a fully redundant flight control system, Automatic Takeoff and Landing (ATOL) and Autonomous return home if lost link, the Heron boasts an impeccable safety record.

The Heron is currently flown with the MOSP 3000 EO/IR sensor and has a 550-pound multi-sensor payload ability. It uses either an ELTA 2022 Maritime Patrol Radar (MPR) or an ELTA 2055 Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR).

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