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DSEI 2023: ISS Aerospace unveils tube-launched Wasp tactical UAS

11th September 2023 - 12:30 GMT | by Damian Kemp in London

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ISS Aerospace is presenting the Wasp M4-TL tactical UAS as a 'viable prototype'. (Photo: ISS Aerospace)

ISS Aerospace is unveiling the tube-launched Wasp M4-TL tactical UAS at DSEI 2023.

The company describes the platform as ‘next generation technology for semi-autonomous aerial systems [for] defence and security applications including time-critical detector and effector missions.’

It is man-portable, deploys in less than 3s and after initial rocket launch transitions to conventional multi-rotor flight. The launcher can be operated physically by a person or remotely if mounted on a vehicle, infrastructure or ship and the entire system is reusable.

The UAS is equipped with a high-performance gimbal-mounted EO/IR camera with rangefinder, plus a modular payload system carrying up to 1.5kg with the potential to deliver a payload, including kinetic, to a range of

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Damian Kemp has worked in the defence media for 25 years covering military aircraft, defence …

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