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Banshee target UAV to howl in Japan

11th March 2022 - 09:18 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


QinetiQ is selling aerial targets to Japan for the first time. (Photo: QinetiQ)

QinetiQ is to provide Banshee Jet 80+ target UAVs to the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force.

QinetiQ has received an order to provide the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) with uncrewed Banshee Jet 80+ aerial targets for anti-aircraft training.

QinetiQ will deliver an undisclosed number of aerial targets and provide logistics support, spare parts and other consumables.

Operation of the Banshee Jet 80+ for the JGSDF will begin in mid-2023.

‘This is the first time QinetiQ has sold aerial targets to Japan,’ the UK-based company noted in a 10 March announcement.

QinetiQ previously delivered Barracuda USV targets to the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force and the Japan Air Self-Defense Force.

The Banshee Jet 80+ can simulate an enemy aircraft, UAVs or cruise missiles. It is powered by a twin 45kg thrust gas turbine engine that provides 90kg of static thrust.

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