Edge Autonomy Enhances Performance of VXE30 Stalker UAS

Edge Autonomy, a developer of uncrewed autonomous systems, announced significant upgrades to its VXE30 Stalker Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) through the new “Havoc” configuration, which has effectively doubled the system’s flight endurance and payload capacity.

VXE Stalker UAV. Image: Edge Autonomy.

This enhancement narrows the capability gap between small and large unmanned aerial systems, making the VXE30 Stalker more versatile across various military applications.

Joshua Stinson, Chief Growth Officer at Edge Autonomy, highlighted the evolution of the Stalker series, “The VXE30 is the culmination of nearly two decades of mission-focused innovation driven by direct feedback from our users, gathered across over 100,000 flight hours and six continents. The Havoc configuration enhances our offering, providing a battle-ready system that significantly expands operational capabilities.”

Allen Gardner, CTO of Edge Autonomy, emphasized the flexibility of the upgraded system: “With the Havoc upgrades, the VXE30 can now support the complex demands of both small tactical units and larger brigade-level operations without the need for extensive reconfiguration. This not only saves time and budget but also ensures that our systems can meet both current and future operational demands with the same reliability and efficiency our users expect.”

The VXE30 Stalker UAS, known for its silent, vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities, remains user-friendly and payload agnostic with the Havoc configuration. It supports easy integration of third-party payloads and subsystems through a Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA), requiring no additional training for current operators.

John Purvis, CEO of Edge Autonomy, stated, “Our commitment at Edge Autonomy is to continuously adapt and respond to the evolving needs of the warfighters we support. The Havoc configuration is a testament to this commitment, providing a scalable, flexible solution that equips operators with the advanced tools needed for a wide range of missions.”

Edge Autonomy, based in San Luis Obispo, CA, employs over 600 people and operates nearly 300,000 square feet of manufacturing space across the U.S. and internationally. The company serves a global clientele, including the U.S. Department of Defense, allied governments, and various commercial and academic institutions, with innovative autonomous systems, advanced optics, and resilient energy solutions.