It’s small, toughened, and capable of flying and seeing in total darkness. Now, it’s been revamped and resourced so that European and American components can replace its fragile Chinese parts. Belgian-based manufacturer Sky-Hero claims that the LOKI Mk2US is now the first indoor drone for tactical use.
Aimed at close-quarter indoor tactical scouting, The 9.6-inch large LOKI Mk2US can put a microphone and a camera virtually anywhere to collect vital life-saving information. The susceptible Day-Night camera with an IR sensor can fly and observe even in the dark. Complex algorithms use computer vision to give the drone a GPS-like position hold.
The design of the LOKI Mk2US allows for rapid deployment, which allows for both hand-thrown take-offs and precise landings. It’s designed to be optimized for various indoor applications with innovative modes like the floor (rover design) and a turtle (directional pivot).
Sky-Hero claims that the fully NDAA-compliant indoor drone has been from a field test conducted by teams of tactical personnel in various global locations. The recent modifications before formally making the drone available to market in the North American market also come upon request from users.
Below is Yves Coppye, CEO of Sky-Hero:
We’ve been contacted by many of our most frequent users across the globe to make sure that NATO nations make all significant components. Two years after the effort, We are proud to announce that we’ve revised and overhauled the parts and have located American and European sources for these components.
The LOKI Mk2US will begin shipping in North America in Q1 of 2023. It will be distributed across the continent by the California-based AARDVARK. Jon Becker, AARDVARK’s CEO, said:
We are thrilled to have Sky-Hero launch an NDAA-compliant version of the LOKI. In comparison, many products are available which advertise to be American, but in reality, most drones are built using parts made in China and, at worst, constructed by the US. The LOKI Mk2US was designed and manufactured by NATO allies, and soon all components covered by the NDAA will be as well.