What is MAKO®?
MAKO® in plain language - is a small balloon that flies on the end of a string. Put another way, MAKO® "ain't your grandaddy's balloon" - It's a Manportable High Performance Tethered Aerostatic Hybrid Air System that uses a lightweight balloon/harness, a mooring / tethering system and a lightweight wing and tail system that you can rely on.
MAKO® is the definitive worldwide technology of choice if you're in the market for a low cost, rapidly deployable, persistent, portable and stable tethered aerial platform that you can use to elevate lightweight technologies such as communications repeater's or to achieve an elevated vantage point for lightweight imaging and sensing systems.
Why is it MAKO® useful?
MAKO® offers an unprecedented opportunity to access vantage points at a fraction of the cost and virtually no regulatory restrictions of other systems. MAKO® offers the aerodynamic stability of fixed wing aircraft, the independent lift of lighter than air devices (balloons) and the stationary security of a kite for man portable persistent fixed or mobile elevated platforms.
MAKO® Hybrid Air System Manufacturer Suggested Retail Pricing
(As of April 18th, 2013. Prices Subject to Change)
- MAKO® ST (Non-Profit, Academic, Educational Basic "Slick") - $10,995.00 USD
- MAKO® SC (US commercial basic "Slick") - $15,995.00 USD
- MAKO® GL (Global Commercial Basic "Slick"): $22,500.00 USD
- MAKO® SB (Frontline / Expeditionary "Slick") - $33,995.00 USD
...............Available April 2013..................
MAKO LiveHD - which is Sofcoast's next ground breaking innovation in the form of Sofcoast's air to ground and ground to ground Live HD Video multi screen, multicasting system for broadcasting and entertainment applications.
Additional Available Flight System Options:
- High Altitude, Heavy Lift Add-On kit.
- Lightweight Programmable Developmental UHF Radio Repeater
- High Performance Lightweight Ruggedized Radio Repeater
- MAKO® B Tethered Aerostatic Flight System helium Transfill charging system
- Lightweight Pan/Tilt EO/IR Gimbal Payload
- Heavyweight Pan/Tilt/Zoom EO/IR Gimbal Payload
- Replacement Lightweight or Heavyweight Bladderpacks
- Collapsible Wingset
- Quick connect/disconnect payload adapter/coupler
- Allow 4 - 6 weeks for delivery.
- Proof of Non-Profit Status Required for all MAKO® ST orders.
- Rush shipments available.
- Call 866-213-2219 for Rental, Leasing and Equipment financing details.
- Pricing excludes all additional costs i.e., tariffs, taxes, fees, shipping and handling, etc.
- Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company is the Premier Reseller for MAKO®
- OEM and Technology Licensing programs are available. Call for details.
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