AFRL UAV/UGV Hover Testing

Advanced Tactics performed a set of “Hover Tests” of the AFRL UAV/UGV at Camp Roberts, CA on 13 June 2013. The test was performed during the Tactical Network Testbed (TNT) event. The tests were completed successfully with data and video recorded for analysis and playback.

Panther UAV/UGV

Five hover tests were completed, each lasting approximately 50 seconds. The test involved a vertical takeoff to approximately 15 ft AGL and then a demonstration of maneuverability in the forward, backward, left, and right directions followed by a descent and landing. The flights were conducted in high wind conditions (5 kt gusting at 15 kt).

Below is a video summarizing the flight testing and demonstrating the vehicle’s driving and flying capabilities.