Persistent Systems welcomes MartinUAV as Wave Relay® Ecosystem partner

Leading mobile ad hoc networking provider delivers datalink technology to MartinUAV systems

Persistent Systems, LLC ("Persistent") announced today that it has entered into a five-year partnership with MartinUAV, LLC ("MartinUAV"). MartinUAV will incorporate Persistent's Wave Relay® Mobile Ad Hoc Network (MANET) technology into the V-BAT, a small vertical takeoff-and-land (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).


"Persistent is proud to have been selected out of the many commercially available datalink solutions," said Louis Sutherland, VP Business Development for Persistent Systems. "This agreement cements Persistent's line of Wave Relay® MANET products as the exclusive communications solution for MartinUAV's unmanned products."

As part of the Wave Relay® Ecosystem, MartinUAV's systems seamlessly connect to any Wave Relay®-enabled unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), unmanned ground vehicles (UGVs), sensors, and cameras. Users of Persistent's MPU5 handheld MANET radio will be able to interface with the V-BAT as well as other unmanned systems on the network.

"The military requires a smaller footprint for takeoff and landing, while also needing larger payloads and longer range," said Phil Jones, Chief Operating Officer of MartinUAV. "Using the V-BAT VTOL with the MPU5 and the Wave Relay® MANET will enable us to meet all of these requirements."

Persistent's Embedded Module is integrated onto the MartinUAV V-BAT VTOL system, allowing operators to rapidly switch between different RF modules - L-Band, S-Band, C-Band, and BAS-Band - to meet multi-band RF mission requirements.

"Persistent's vision is to deliver the network to the tactical operators. As MartinUAV incorporates Wave Relay® MANET technology into the V-BAT, dismounted users gain an airborne network relay, while simultaneously increasing the V-BAT's overall range and network performance," said Sutherland.

For more information on the Wave Relay® MANET-enabled MartinUAV products, please contact Heath Niemi, MartinUAV's VP of Sales via email at hniemi@martinuav.com.

About MartinUAV

Martin UAV is an advanced technology company that specializes in building the world's finest unmanned aircraft and associated flight control software. With offices located in Plano, TX, Santa Clara, CA & Rohnert Park, CA, Martin UAV systems are commercially developed to fill critical operational needs in genuine, tactical & confined commercial environments with a near-zero footprint. Martin's V-BAT series aircraft, for example, is the only single-engine ducted fan VTOL that has the ability to take off and land from a hover, fly 8+ hours in horizontal flight, and make mid-flight transitions to "hover & stare" at any time throughout a given mission set. For more information, visit our website at www.martinuav.com

About Persistent Systems, LLC

Headquartered in New York City since 2007, Persistent Systems, LLC is a global communications technology company that develops and manufactures a patented and secure Mobile Ad hoc Networking (MANET) system: Wave Relay®. Wave Relay® transmits and receives data, video, voice and other applications under the most difficult conditions. Their suite of products is utilized in Commercial, Military, Government, Industrial, Agriculture, Robotics, and Unmanned Systems markets. Please visit http://www.persistentsystems.com to learn more. Follow Persistent Systems on Twitter to get updates on the latest developments @pswaverelay

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