Lite Machines developed the Voyeur Vertical Take-off and Landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (VTOL UAV). The vehicle features folding coaxial rotors enabling it to be stored in a tube or backpack. Voyeur can hover and stare at altitudes of 7,000 feet on missions over 30 minutes, loitering in hover mode or flying at a speed of 10-15 knots. The aircraft has a single-use battery and is designed to be expendable. The Air Force Research Laboratory test flew Voyeur indoors at Eglin Air Force Base in 2008.
Lite Machines received a U.S. Navy small business $10.5 million Phase 3 grant to enable Voyeur to be launched from sonobuoy-tubes from maritime patrol aircraft to inspect small surface contacts close-up.
Indoor flight demo.
Company promo video simulating route clearance with Voyeur.