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ADVANCING UNMANNED SYSTEMS

from TAKEOFF to TOUCHDOWN

 L3 LATITUDE extendS the capabilities and effectiveness of those who use our products by ADDRESSING REAL WORLD NEEDS

 

HYBRID QUADROTOR TECHNOLOGY

Hybrid Quadrotor™ (HQ) technology enables Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) in fixed wing aircraft, allowing operation from areas otherwise inaccessible.

vs.
HELICOPTERS

HQ is less complex, more cost effective,
more reliable, and
has better endurance

VS.
PURE MULTIROTORS

HQ has higher top speed,
more endurance, more wind tolerance,
and can cover more ground

VS.
FIXED WING AIRCRAFT

HQ technology operates from more
locations and from more types of
terrain for less cost

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News
L3 Awarded Patent for Innovative Hybrid Quadrotor Technology
January 8, 2019

–Technology Improves and Enhances Vertical Control of Unmanned Aircraft– Plano, Texas, January 8, 2019 – L3 Technologies has been issued a patent that covers key functionality of the Hybrid Quadrotor (HQ) vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft concept. The patent includes a combined pitch and forward thrust control for unmanned aircraft systems, which allows for…

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60-Mile-Long Drone Inspection Flight Points to the Future
January 8, 2019

by Tom Sawyer December 27, 2018 – Black & Veatch announced in December the successful conclusion of a 60-mile-log, non-stop, proof-of-concept drone-based inspection flight conducted by a remote pilot in a command center miles away in rural Illinois. The flight was made on Nov. 8 as part of three days of test flights operating beyond visual…

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NUAIR moving closer to drone test flights tracked by radar
December 18, 2018

  SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) – The NUAIR Alliance for unmanned aerial vehicles, based in Central New York, is on the verge of a huge development for the industry. NUAIR is waiting for approval any day now from the FAA to be able to start test flying drones Beyond Visual Line of Sight in a 6-mile…

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NUMBERS

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Miles flown per gallon of gas (HQ-40)

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Number of unique aircraft into which Latitude has integrated the Piccolo autopilot

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Hours of continuous flight (HQ-60). Unofficial VTOL endurance world record.

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