Tactical Services fills a current gap in the UAV market between expensive, high-operating-cost drones with weapon and surveillance capabilities and small, short-range "copter-style" or hand-launched surveillance drones with very short flight times.
The Tactical Services lineup of fixed-wing UAVs is purpose-built for surveillance, monitoring, and radio relaying—combining easy deployment with cost-effectiveness, due to the standardized modules across all models.
Long flight times allow the company's UAVs to loiter over a specific target or region for up to several days, while relaying chosen information/imagery to a remote ground station via LTE/3G, long-range RF, or modules that enable communicating with the UAVs via the Iridium satellite network when LTE/3G or RF are not an option.
Tactical Services UAVs also offer significant flexibility, providing a base flight format and mission-specific hot-swap modules that provide capabilities including high-resolution video/photos, infrared video/photo, radio relay, directional-listening equipment, cellular interception, laser targeting, sonar, radar, RF jamming, and weather analysis.
In addition, little training is required for operation, with the exception of the largest U900 (10–12 hours of instruction). The UAVs are operated by manual joystick controls, using a tablet device connected to a handheld RF receiver. Redundant base stations allow two operators, with only one controlling the UAV at any given time.