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DSEI 2023: BAE Systems and QinetiQ ink UAS partnership

13th September 2023 - 13:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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Both QinetiQ and BAE Systems will continue to develop their own UAS aligned to a common product strategy that will enable effective collaboration. (Photo: Author)

The initial phase of the collaboration involves testing BAE Systems' autonomous mission management system on both companies' UAS.

BAE Systems and QinetiQ announced on 12 September that they have signed a framework agreement to collaborate on UAS capabilities and mission management systems.

Under the agreement, the partners will explore the potential to collaborate and develop a family of UAS and associated systems to support interoperability with current and future aircraft.

The first stage will involve exploration of how BAE Systems' autonomous mission management system implemented on both companies’ UAS can perform together, as well as with other crewed and uncrewed aircraft.

From the BAE Systems side, this will likely be the UAS Concept 2 fixed-wing medium-sized UAS designed

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Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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