Torrance, California, USA
Founded in 2007 in Torrance, California (USA), Advanced Tactic's mission is to develop unique aircraft for military and commercial use. The company currently has four vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) aircraft listed on their website and each aircraft can be powered with traditional petroleum fueled engines, hybrid-electric power or all electric power sources. The company is making VTOL aircraft for both Urban Air Mobility (UAM), air cargo services, military personnel transportation and military air cargo services.
Advance Tactics also provides the following services:
- Product development and rapid prototyping
- Electronics prototyping, manufacture and assembly
- Embedded and desktop software development
- Aircraft and rotorcraft simulation and modeling
- Control system design, analysis and implementation
The Transporter can be manufactured for cargo only, passengers only or have the flexibility for passenger and cargo air service. For passenger service, the multicopter can be sized from one to six people. The Transporter is a multi-power source autonomous multicopter and depending upon the customers needs, the aircraft can be manufactured with petroleum engines, a hybrid-electric power train or with an all-electric power source.
The multicopter has four propellers, four engines or motors, carries the passengers and/or cargo under the belly of the fuselage and has independently retractable landing skids. Uneven terrain landings is made possible by the the independent raising and lowering of the landing skids on the Transporter. The landing skids can also be replaced with wheels or pontoons to offer different mission capabilities for the customer. The drone is of modular design making it easy to transport by truck or aircraft.
Transporter Mission Capabilities:
- Firefighting: Carries over 1,200 pounds of water and can hover precisely to do water drops
- Disaster Relief: Supplies can be loaded into the pods with the Transporter landing with the supplies or the winch system can lower the pod to get the supplies to first responders in areas where landing is not possible
- Water Rescue: With floats attached to skids, water rescues are made possible
- Robot Deploying Air Vehicle: A robot carrying pod can deploy and retrieve robots for disaster relief and etc.
- Medical Evacuation Vehicle: Carries one or more patients on stretchers
- Autonomous Cargo: Allows for low cost high-speed and high payload deliveries at 200 mph and up to 1,200 pounds
- Crop Dusting: Can carry over 1,200 pounds of agricultural sprays per run. Does quick turn arounds.
- Personnel Transport: The People Pods (personnel-carrying pods) for the existing Transporter design will have seats for up to three people. People Pods for the upgraded production Transporter will have seats for up to six people and can act as a Transporter shuttle craft.
Currently, a full-scale prototype has been designed and manufactured in-house and is undergoing rigorous quality checks and comprehensive engine testing. The three passenger Transporter is estimated to cost $249,000.00 – 299,000.00 USD and the six passenger Transporter is estimated to cost $395,000.00 - 450,000.00 USD.
- Aircraft type: Petroleum powered engine, hybrid-electric or all-electric multicopter cargo and passenger drone
- Piloting: Autonomous
- Capacity: Cargo, passenger and medevac capability
- Maximum cruise speed: 200 mph (322 km/h)
- Range: The range varies depending upon the power source
- Flight Time: The flight time varies depending upon the power source
- Maximum payload: 1,000 lb (455 kg) - 1,600 lb depending upon size and power source of the aircraft
- Empty weight: 1,450 lb (658 kg)
- Propellers: 4 propellers
- Power source: Can be ordered with 4 petroleum powered engines, a hybrid-electric power source with 4 electric motors or an all-electric power source with 4 electric motors
- Fuselage: Carbon fiber composite
- Landing gear: Two independently retractable landing skids