Banshee target drones could be used by the RN for experimentation of future sensors, weaponry and radio equipment.
DSEI 2021: Defence primes form strategic alliance for VTOL UAS
Leonardo and Northrop Grumman are joining forces in the VTOL UAS business, with the former allying its rotorcraft expertise with the latter’s experience in autonomous UAV technology to develop new air vehicle design and system architectures.
The two companies added in a 15 September statement during DSEI that they will focus on mission-based CONOPS.
Leonardo and Northrop Grumman have worked together since the mid-1990s when they developed the AN/AAQ 24(V) Nemesis DIRCM for the US and UK. They are also currently working on the US Army’s Common Infrared Countermeasures (CIRCM) project for aircraft protection.
The Australian businesses of both companies …
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