LeVanta Tech is developing sea-launched aerial drones (“float-and-fly” drones). “Float-and-fly” provides a persistent sea-air interface with the ability to fly at high speed with low detectability.

“Float-and-fly” fills a gap in current technology. Aerial drones have limited endurance when carrying real-time sensor payloads and have limited on-station time. Seaplane drones cannot land and takeoff in rough seas. USVs have endurance but are slow and present a larger radar cross section for counter-detection efforts. LeVanta Tech’s float-and-fly drones are capable of quickly inserting into a contested area via flight, land and operate as a surface drone on the ocean with a small detectable cross section to provide long-endurance ISR and communications relay support. Upon mission completion the drone can rapidly egress. Similarly, the LeVanta Tech platform can patrol a large area in flight mode and then land to investigate contacts of interest. Free float mode allows the platform to minimize energy consumption to provide more persistent sensor and communications relay coverage. The float-and-fly drones are attritable, yet survivable.

CIVIL missions:

Environmental studies
Port management
Offshore Wind O&M

DEFENSE missions:

ASW (Anti-Submarine Warfare)
ASUW (Anti-Surface Warfare)
MCM (Mine Countermeasures, including drifting mines)
CIP (Critical Infrastructure Protection)
MDA (Maritime Domain Awareness)



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