Unmanned Vehicles

Escribano to develop UAV swarming system for Spain

5th January 2021 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Long Range Intelligent Security System could be deployed from future Dragon armoured vehicle.

The Directorate General of Armament and Material in the Spanish MoD has awarded Escribano Mechanical & Engineering a contract to develop an autonomous multi-platform UAV swarm system, as part of Phase II of the Rapaz programme.

The value of the deal and completion timeframe were not disclosed.

UAV swarms could be launched from the future VCR 8x8 Dragon armoured vehicle (pictured) to operate at 5-10km range, incorporating loitering or ground attack capabilities, Escribano noted in a 4 January statement.

The Long Range Intelligent Security System (LISS) would also be ...

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