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DSEI 2021: BAE Systems debuts weaponised T-650 heavy-lift UAV

16th September 2021 - 09:24 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The T-650 heavy-lift UAV on display at the Excel Centre. (Photo: Author)

BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics have teamed up to develop the T-650 heavy-lift UAV armed with the ASW Sting Ray torpedo.

In collaboration with UK manufacturer Malloy Aeronautics, BAE Systems has unveiled the T-650 heavy-lift UAV armed with the lightweight ASW Sting Ray torpedo.

The multirole, all-electric, rotary-wing aircraft, designed to support ship-to-ship, ship-to-shore cargo lifts, ASW, SAR, MCM and CAS missions offers a 30km range, top speed of 140km/h and 300kg payload capacity.

The platform has also been manufactured using an ‘advanced lightweight carbon structure’ and a large battery offering the ‘highest energy density in its class’, according to BAE Systems company literature.

Looked upon by the company as a cost-effective and sustainable alternative to current cargo delivery and

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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