Performance Drone Works (PDW) is a leading developer of high-performance tactical UAS (unmanned aerial systems) for mission-critical military, defense and law enforcement applications.
Designed to support and protect warfighters and first responders, our autonomous drone platforms allow dangerous and demanding tasks to be carried out safely and efficiently under even the most challenging of conditions.
C100 – Military Cargo DroneLong-endurance, heavy-lift military recon drone
The C100 is a heavy-lift quadcopter platform designed for a wide range of tactical applications. The aircraft holds the world record for the longest-endurance battery-powered sUAS, and can fly for over 80 minutes with its standard Trillium military-grade EO/IR payload. The compact man-packable drone folds into a small rucksack and can be deployed and airborne in under 2 minutes.
The versatile system carries up to 30 lbs and can be equipped with a variety of payloads for missions including persistent ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance), cargo delivery and tactical strike.
The aircraft also features an independent fixed flight camera for first-person view, enhancing operator navigation.
The C100 is built around a modular open architecture, allowing new hardware and powertrain modifications to be seamlessly integrated. The system incorporates DIU Blue-UAS approved flight avionics, as well as an AES-256 encrypted datalink for reliable and secure communication.
Blackwave – Tactical Data LinkRedundant link for small drones and robots
Blackwave is a wireless tactical data link for C2 (command and control) of small drones and robotic vehicles. It provides robust communications even in highly contested environments, and has undergone throughout testing by the US Army’s Joint Vulnerability Assessment Branch (JVAB).
The triple-redundant link system monitors RF environment and intelligently switches to a clean operational frequency to avoid interference. Built-in code-division multiple access (CDMA) capabilities allow multiple radios to operate seamlessly within the same area.
ApplicationsISR Military Drones
Our robust military recon drone platforms provide warfighters with the ability to conduct short-term or persistent tactical ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) missions, flying day or night in the harshest of weather.Military Cargo Delivery
Our most powerful heavy-lift quadcopter can carry up to 30 lbs of payload, making it ideal for transporting mission-critical supplies to regions too hazardous or hard to reach for operators.Law Enforcement
Our versatile indoor tactical drones can be used by law enforcement, SWAT and first responders for a variety of crucial tasks, including searching for suspects and providing critical surveillance and situational awareness for more effective decision-making.