Lockheed Martin drone tested by the British Army

The drone was deployed in a major annual experiment of military technology

Lockheed Martin’s Indago drone technology has been tested by the British Army.

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In a tweet, the British Army explained that the drone was deployed in a major annual experiment of military technology. The military explained that the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) was used for command and control.

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“An Indago Remote Piloted Aerial System (RPAS) is tested at the @BritishAWE,” the British Army tweeted. “With the increased use of drones, #YourArmy is experimenting with them in novel in ways. In this case as part of our command, control, and communication.”

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Lockheed Martin's Indago 3 - file photo. (Lockheed Martin)

The Army Warfighting Experiment (AWE) is the British Army’s annual experimentation program. On its website, the British Army explains that the purpose of ‘AWE20: Agile C3’ is to "Identify how the Army can exploit developments in technology in the Agile Command, Control and Communication space."

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The Indago system weighs less than 10 pounds and can be deployed in about two minutes, according to Lockheed Martin.

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Earlier this year, the company signed a deal to provide a fleet of Indago 3 drones to the Swiss Army.

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