Mantis

UK BAE Systems UAV
Region:  Europe    Country:  UK    Category:  UAV    Company:  BAE Systems   
Mantis
Manufacturer: BAE Systems Status: in July 2008 BAE Systems announced that it had entered into the jointly funded first phase of a programme with the UK MoD to develop the Mantis Unmanned Autonomous System (UAS) advanced concept technology demonstrator to help shape technology development for the UK's future UAS capability. Key UK industrial partners include Rolls-Royce, QinetiQ, GE Aviation, Selex Galileo and Meggitt. First flight was achieved in October 2009 at Woomera test range in South Australia. The Mantis demonstrator is powered by two Rolls-Royce RB250 turboprop engines, has a wingspan of 22m, a triplex flight control system and exploits onboard autonomy to reduce operator workload and provide increased system performance. Status: in development



First flight footage of Britains supersonic Taranis combat UAV made public

2014-02-07
First flight footage of Britains supersonic Taranis combat UAV made public

The British Ministry of Defence has been working with BAE Systems to develop what they are claiming is the most advanced aircraft ever built by British engineers.

Laser-based UAV sensor payload for detecting beach mines to be designed by BAE Systems

2013-04-11
Laser-based UAV sensor payload for detecting beach mines to be designed by BAE Systems
HONOLULU, 9 April 2013.Electro-opticsdesigners at the BAE Systems Spectral Solutions segment in Honolulu are developing a prototype laser-based mine- and obstacle-detection system to help Navy and Marine Corps forces avoid threats on invasion beaches.

BAE Silver Fox at AUSA 12

2012-11-02
BAE Silver Fox at AUSA 12
The Silver Fox was originally developed by Advanced Ceramics Research (ACR), which was purchased by BAE in 2009.
The Silver Fox is a gas/electric-powered unmanned system, weighing about 30 pounds.

BAE Systems to Integrate Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System on MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV

2012-09-19
BAE Systems to Integrate Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System on MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV
For the first time, the Advanced Precision Kill Weapon System (APKWS®) will be integrated onto an unmanned aerial vehicle, BAE Systems announced today. The company, which designed and manufactures the guidance section of the laser-guided rocket, was recently awarded a U.S. Navy contract to add the APKWS onto the MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV.


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