Experts from across Inzpire Limited will soon be supplying training services to the British Army in support of Project TIQUILA, a mini drones contract led by Lockheed Martin UK.
Project TIQUILA will see Lockheed Martin deliver 99 fixed-wing STALKER VXE30 drones and 15 rotary-wing INDAGO 4 devices to the British Army to provide cutting-edge imaging and surveillance capability.
Inzpire will supply training needs analysis, training design and training delivery services to British Army Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) instructors at the Royal School of Artillery, Larkhill, to ensure the new UAS are integrated effectively and their capabilities maximized by users.
After conducting a detailed training needs analysis to establish customer requirements, Inzpire will deliver theoretical and live training content, ensuring the army receives a tailored training package that is continuously evolving to support the lifecycle of the new capabilities.
Instructors receiving this first tranch of training through Project TIQUILA will go on to train frontline soldiers of 32 Regt Royal Artillery, while being continually supported through the project’s evolving training packages.
Having supplied training to Royal Air Force RPAS crews for many years, this will be Inzpire’s first delivery of UAS training to the British Army.
“Inzpire is delighted to partner with Lockheed Martin UK on Project TIQUILA,” said Brendan Nolan, Managing Director at Inzpire. “This innovative contract will bring key capabilities to the warfighter; something that is at the heart of Inzpire’s purpose. We are delighted that yet again Inzpire’s operational understanding and delivery expertise has been recognized by Lockheed Martin UK, extending our existing partnership.”
“I am delighted to be able to announce that Inzpire has been selected to support Lockheed Martin UK with the provision of UAS training to the British Army for Project TIQUILA,” said Andy Bain, Head of Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division at Inzpire. “This has been a long and highly competitive competition and we are thrilled to be chosen to provide UAS training to the Royal School of Artillery’s instructors. We have a fantastic team of highly experienced veteran professionals with many years of tactical UAS and ISR operational experience, and we look forward to providing the British Army with the skills and knowledge that they will need to enable these amazing new, state of the art capabilities.”
Weighing just over 20kg with a 4.88m wingspan, the operationally proven STALKER drone is portable, vertical-launched and almost silent. It provides over eight hours of imaging capability and is able to cover around 60 miles.
The foldable INDAGO 4 drone weighs less than 2.5kg, can be carried in a soldier’s backpack and deployed in just two minutes with a range of approximately eight miles. Its high-resolution camera systems provide zoom capability to accurately identify people, objects, vehicles and weapons, day or night.
Both Lockheed Martin drone platforms will deliver cutting-edge imaging and surveillance for the armed forces, locating targets at multiple ranges across a variety of environments.