AARDVARK and Sky-Hero are pleased to announce the release of the world’s first NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) compliant indoor tactical sUAS, LOKI Mk2US. The Mk2US is designed to comply with the rigorous standards set forth in the NDAA and the Department of Defense’s recent blacklisting of certain Chinese-made drone parts and technologies.
In response, Sky-Hero, the world’s leading manufacturer of indoor tactical robotics, redesigned and outfitted the LOKI Mk2 to eliminate all covered Chinese components and replace them with European or American items.
Speaking about this new drone, Yves Coppye, CEO of Sky-Hero, said:
“Many of our major users around the world have asked us to ensure that all major components are built by NATO countries. After two years of work, we are happy to announce that we have re-engineered and re-engineered these components and localized US or European sources for them.
Jon Becker, CEO of AARDVARK echoed this saying:
“We are extremely excited to see Sky-Hero release an NDAA-compliant version of LOKI. Although there are a number of products on the market that claim to be American, in reality the vast majority of drones are simply built with parts made in China and at best assembled in the United States. LOKI Mk2US has always been manufactured by NATO allies and now every component covered by the NDAA will be too.
The LOKI Mk2US will begin shipping in the first quarter of 2023. LOKI Mk2 is sold exclusively in North America by AARDVARK. Visit LOKI.AARDVARKTactical.com to learn more.
About AARDVARK: Founded in 1987, AARDVARK is a leading manufacturer, distributor and system integrator of products to protect tactical operators in local, state, federal and military units. AARDVARK is headquartered in La Verne, California.
About SKY-HERO: Founded in 2013, Sky-Hero is a dynamic, flexible and fast-growing company specializing in drones and robotics and located in Brussels. With a target market in civil security, their customers range from police special forces to international security companies, mountain rescue teams and firefighters.
About LOKI-Mk2 – LOKI Mk2 is a robust and specially designed sUAS to serve as a scout for close-in, confined space and indoor missions. LOKI Mk2 requires no internet service, no GPS, no phone or tablet connection, and has no forced software updates, making it mission capable in seconds from virtually anywhere. LOKI Mk2 works in almost any lighting condition, transitioning smoothly from bright sunlight to total darkness.