LPAs Aerial Vehicle business is a real growth story.  We have been working with a range of really clever manufacturers to create a suite of tactical air capabilities.  We supply and support an excellent tactical quad copter manufactured by InstantEye Robotics; reliable, easy to use, with an impressive performance in bad weather.  We work with Dark Sky; a very high end designer and provider of more ‘novel’ unmanned air systems.  We work with UAV Tek; some really clever people who have an uncanny ability to rapidly create systems to meet specific user requirements. The list of partners grow and not all are for the website….but rest assured our solutions are unique, designed around the User and work!

Chrimera Aviation

The Dragon GBT 1170

Everyone knows about helicopters and planes, but gyro-copters are less well understood. LPA want to do something about this - as Gyros are really quite amazing! We work with Chimera as they are Veteran owned and managed, and make very cool Gyrocopters to meet customer requirements. We particularly like what they can create to fix military capability gaps. For example, after about 2 weeks training, a soldier can safely fly a gyro that utilises a BMW motorbike engine, flies fast and has a range of over 100 miles on a tank of regular gas.

InstantEye is a family of combat-proven, high-performance, affordable, aerial robotic systems that can be hand launched/recovered by a single operator in any weather. InstantEye is a full-spectrum organic enabler that provides on-demand, tactical, situational awareness to enhance force protection, mitigate operational risk, and inform the ground force commander’s decision-making process. This system can carry over twice the payload weight as a similarly equipped InstantEye GEN3 system. The InstantEye Mk-3 GEN4-D1/D2 features state-of-the-art, all-digital data communications and data encryption.


The InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 is the lowest cost (considered 'expendable') and most rapidly deployable system in the family. The InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3-A0 utilizes a hybrid communication system with encrypted, digital link for C2 and an analog video link. The aircraft does not store any data onboard, and therefore, there is no data at risk if the aircraft is lost.

• Aircraft Weight: 1.2 lbs. (base flight weight)
• Max Payload Weight: > 0.67 lbs.
• Video Range: Line of sight (LOS), up to 2 kilometers
• Endurance: Up to 30 minutes (payload/wind dependent)


The InstantEye Mk-2 GEN4-E0 utilizes a hybrid communication system with encrypted, digital link for C2, an analog video link, and a networked military software-defined radio (sUAS DDL, ANW2, and SRW), which communicate with RVT-equipped Soldiers. This system can carry twice the payload weight as a similarly equipped InstantEye Mk-2 GEN3 system.

• Aircraft Weight: 3.3 lbs. (base flight weight)
• Max Payload Weight: > 1.3 lbs.
• Video Range: Line of sight (LOS), up to 2 kilometers Up to • 4 kilometers with DDL
• Endurance: Up to 30 minutes (payload/wind dependent)


The InstantEye Mk-2 GEN5-D1/D2 is an encrypted, all-digital system with superior real-time video imagery. The InstantEye Mk-2 GEN5-D1/D2 aircraft is the smallest in the family. Due to its small size, it has low audible and visual signatures, allowing it to execute stealthy operations. The D1 and D2 variants of the system represent two different communications frequencies, to better meet a range of application requirements.

• Aircraft Weight: 8.8 oz. (base flight weight)
• Max Payload Weight: 1 oz.
• Video Range: Line of sight (LOS), up to 1 kilometer
• Endurance: Nominally 15 minutes



The CRANE tether system is a scalable Unmanned Air System
based on a proven, in-service UAS combined with the Extra
Low Voltage (ELV) tether system up to 70m. The ELV tether is
designed specifically for the UAV rather than being a generic

The advantage of the CRANE system is that it has been built from
the ground up with UK and European health and safety requirements in mind and is also tested to CE standards.

The system can be deployed in multiple roles, for example:
• Communication platform (radio rebroadcast)
• Surveillance platform with day/night capability

LPA provide Police and MoD specialist users, including military aircrews, with the world’s finest combat equipment, providing the best to the best. LPA supply equipment to UK MoD, Police and other government departments via a variety of contracts.