Martin UAV LLC’s V-BAT Demonstrates More Than 8 Hours of Endurance

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( — February 2, 2018) Plano, Texas — The Martin UAV “V-BAT”, a breakthrough tactical, tail-sitting VTOL fixed wing drone with multi-mission capability, launched early Friday morning on a routine flight test and landed 8.1 hours later with more than an hour’s fuel remaining in the gas tank – conclusively demonstrating its ability to exceed the currently published endurance of 8 hours.  Phil Jones, Martin COO & former RAF Tornado & MQ-9 Reaper pilot commented, “This marks another major milestone on the road to providing the warfighter with a multi-mission, long endurance, tactical, and truly expeditionary ISR platform that doesn’t require the burdensome launch and recovery systems of others in this class. A true VTOL (not a hybrid), V-BAT is capable of mid-flight transitions and is fully FARP-capable, making it wholly unique in the global marketplace today”.


About Martin UAV LLC:

Martin UAV is an advanced technology company that specializes in building the world’s finest unmanned aircraft and associated flight control software.  With offices located in Plano, TX, Santa Clara, CA & Rohnert Park, CA, Martin UAV systems are commercially developed to fill critical operational needs in genuine, tactical & confined commercial environments with a near-zero footprint. Martin’s V-BAT series aircraft, for example, is the only single-engine ducted fan VTOL that has the ability to take off and land from a hover, fly 8+ hours in horizontal flight, and make mid-flight transitions to “hover & stare” at any time throughout a given mission set.  For more information, visit our website at

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Martin UAV LLC

5345 Towne Square Dr
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Plano, Texas 75024
United States