Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has recently completed a flight test series evaluating the next evolution of the UTAP-22 Mako Unmanned Aerial System that was first introduced and demonstrated in late 2015.
The Mako UAS has been enhanced with a suite of mission systems typically employed on manned aircraft and now integrated with the unmanned Mako drone system. The follow-on test flights took place in June, July and August of this year, where the platform carried sensors and was teamed with manned aircraft. By combining the Mako’s autonomous capabilities previously demonstrated through single UAS, multi-UAS, and manned/unmanned collaborative operations with the latest mission set capability, the operational utility of the Mako is now established at the next level.
The Kratos Unmanned Tactical Aerial Platform (UTAP-22) is a high performance unmanned jet aircraft designed specifically for tactical missions and tactical payload operations/delivery with key features focused on survivability in challenging and hostile environments.