fully autonomous runway-independent UAS
The Northrop Grumman Bat is a medium-altitude unmanned air vehicle originally developed for use by the United States Armed Forces. Designed primarily as an intelligence “ISR” gathering tool, the Bat features 30 lb (14 kg) payload capacity that is unmatched.
Bat is Northrop Grumman’s family of affordable, medium altitude, multi-mission unmanned aircraft systems. This product line can be configured with differently-sized fuel tanks and different sensor payloads to meet ever-changing tactical missions, including intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition and communications relay.
Additionally, the Bat has a blended body design, enabling a much larger payload volume (3.2 cubic feet) that allows it to carry more payload than other UAVs of its size.
Bat product line - unmanned family of systems
Northrop Grumman received design and marketing rights from Swift Engineering to the Killer Bee, renamed the Bat in April 2009.
The Bat family product line includes the 14-foot wingspan variant: All sharing common interfaces, avionics, payloads, GCS, and crews.
Bat is part of Northrop Grumman’s unmanned family of systems that have been delivered to customers worldwide for more than 70 years.