Military and commercial drones/UAVsXRDi has developed Drone/UAV engines for the US military Killer Bee and Shadow programs, and for civilian reconnaissance applications.
The current situation and challenge
Major challenges: range, payload and reliability.
Military requirements for One Fuel Forward: every propulsion system must run on a single fuel type: Heavy Fuels
Smaller drones with electric motors limited by battery life while liquid fuel engines struggle with power/weight/range limitations.
Lighter, smaller, more efficient engines core to maximizing performance.
The XRDi solution
The XRDi engine design pedigree, rooted in 17 years of military UAV multifuel engine development positions us as an experienced leader in innovative multifuel drone engine technology.
XRDi developed engines power military drones for major prime military contractors (Boeing, Siemens, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Mercury Marine, Ricardo, L3, SOCOM, Progeny, Textron-AAI, Aurora, Aerodyne, Polaris, 2SI.)
XRDi’s proven engine prototypes are now being repurposed to operate in the commercial marketplace and extended into applications such as: power generation, utility, portable power tools, and commercial Drones.