Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Navmar designs, develops and manufactures Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) suitable for reconnaissance and surveillance missions. Our aircraft are designed to be low-cost, highly reliable, adaptable, and high-endurance systems for complex, in-theater missions. Since 2002, we have been developing and improving a series of Unmanned Aircraft Systems for our Navy customer.
Our aircraft have been developed for very exacting and complex missions and we take great pride in being able to respond rapidly, nimbly and effectively to field aircraft to support the warfighter. The aircraft have been in constant upgrade and change throughout their history to meet new and challenging operational requirements.
We name our aircraft after the shark family to symbolize the size, shape, stealth, speed and lethality of our aircraft. The Mako shark is one of the larger, faster sharks in the shark family. In 2004, our Mako UAS design was fabricated and a number of aircraft were flown in theater. In 2005, we developed an enhanced version of the Mako UAS design and that was also flown in theater. In 2005, we also incorporated upgrades into the design and increased the payload capacity and released the new aircraft as the TigerShark. In 2007, we released the Mako II UAS. Since 2007, we have continued to make improvements in both aircraft and the TigerShark continues to fly missions in theater operations. In 2008, Navmar established a production facility where the current generations of the Mako II and TigerShark aircraft are now being built.
The Mako II has a wingspan of approximately 12 feet, weighs 85 pounds, has a payload capacity of 25 pounds, and flight duration of about 10 hours. The TigerShark has a wingspan of approximately 22 feet, weighs 260 pounds, has a payload capacity of about 50 pounds, and flight duration of about 10 hours. Both aircraft have avionics suites that provide autonomous waypoint navigation and allows operation at an extended range over 50 miles. Both include a VHF command link for manual flight along with a UHF modem for autopilot telemetry. They can be outfitted with an electro-optic or infrared camera mounted stabilized turret system that provides steady, high-quality, day night imagery. Additional avionics and payload configurations can be tailored to address custom mission requirements.
We are always seeking ways to offer the military the best reconnaissance and surveillance capabilities possible. If you have a sensor system and need an aircraft for testing, demonstration or operational deployment, consider Navmar and our Mako II or TigerShark systems. Contact us through the Contact page on this Website.