BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics plan to develop an all-electric ‘heavy lift’ uncrewed air system (UAS) as a potential new solution to deliver cost-effective, sustainable rapid response capability to military, security and civilian customers.
The all-electric powered concept vehicle will be designed with a top speed of 140 kmph and the ability to carry a 300kg payload with a range of 30 km.
The technology could be used for a range of applications such as performing ship-to-ship and ship-to-shore movements to support military and security operations and logistics. Emitting zero carbon, the uncrewed system could help revolutionise military operations where there is a requirement to carry heavy loads, helping to keep military personnel out of harm’s way in dangerous situations or disaster zones, whilst reducing the environmental impact of our armed forces.
The companies are exploring opportunities to collaborate on capability, design, manufacture and marketing of the concept vehicle.