InstantEye Robotics has secured a new order for the delivery of an additional 800 units of its Mk-2 GEN3-A0 small unmanned aerial system (sUAS).
The order has been awarded by the Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems Program Office (PMA-263).
InstantEye Robotics vice-president Tom Vaneck said: “We are excited that InstantEye has been selected by the Marines as their squad-level sUAS asset.
“We worked with the navy and the marines for some time as they tested and evaluated the system.
“Their early feedback helped refine the system and, ultimately, has made it a better product.”
The InstantEye sUAS systems are intended to help support deployed marine infantry squads by providing organic surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities.
Instant Eye Robotics is based in Andover, Massachusetts, US, and offers a range of products that includes the Mk-2 GEN4, Mk-2 GEN3 and Mk-2 GEN5 systems.
Mk-2 GEN4 is the company’s largest sUAS and has a payload capacity of up to 4lb, while the mid-sized, highly agile Mk-2 GEN3 system can carry payloads up to 1.5lb.
InstantEye’s palm-sized, highly integrated Mk-2 GEN5 drone features advanced vehicle-borne computer processing power, which allows the system to adapt to future capability needs.
Defense Technology Operations director Mike Mackiewicz said: “Our growing list of plug-and-play payloads make the InstantEye family of systems truly multi-mission.
“As threats or operational needs evolve, so do our payloads; InstantEye is an organic enabler that allows a marine or sailor to control ISR effects at the tactical edge.”
InstantEye notes that its systems are rugged, cost-effective and easy-to-operate solutions that are able to operate both day and night, and under all weather conditions.