Lockheed Martin is working on a series of upgrades to the Desert Hawk small, hand-launched unmanned aircraft system principally used by the British army in Afghanistan. A digital data link to improve signal quality and increase information security will be demonstrated soon, says Steve Fortson, the company’s small UAS business development manager. Lockheed also is developing an extended endurance and range (EER) version of the Desert Hawk, under the U.S. Air Force Research ...


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