AEVEX Aerospace, a provider of products and services for responsive and agile intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance mission needs, has recently introduced its low-visibility unmanned surface vehicle (USV) Mako, and its variant Mako Lite.

According to the company, the so-called sea drones can carry out a variety of operations, such as carrying cargo, delivering personnel infiltration/exfiltration, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance and kamikaze missions.

Source: AEVEX AerospaceSource: AEVEX Aerospace

Further, the sea drones are reportedly customizable and can be outfitted with additional features such as extra fuel tanks, tools for enabling first-person view (FPV) control, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) launcher, a mini-gun or guided munition launcher, and more.

While both Mako and Mako Lite have a reported rate of endurance of up to 12.5 hours and a range of 250 nautical miles, Mako Lite has a lower fuel capacity of 8 to 30 gallons versus Mako’s 18 to 68 gallon fuel tank.

Mako is 11.4 feet long and can carry payloads of up to 200 lbs, whereas Mako Lite is over 9 feet in length and can carry payloads of up to 100 lbs.

For more information on the Mako and Mako Lite, which are both fully autonomous, visit the AEVEX website.

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