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Leonardo and UK MoD unveil rotary-wing UAS at DSEI 2023

14th September 2023 - 15:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London

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The single-engine RWUAS, in the 2-3t class, will be able to adapt to a wide range of roles. (Photo: Leonardo)

The design selected for the Rotary Wing Uncrewed Autonomous System is best suited for maritime operations.

Leonardo and the UK MoD have unveiled what they call a ‘mature concept of technology demonstrator' of the project Proteus Rotary Wing UAS (RWUAS) at DSEI 2023.

The Technology Demonstrator Programme (TDP) has just finalised a design which highlights conceptual maturity for uncrewed VTOL and modularity under Phase 3a.

The partners said that the technology demonstrator’s systems and mission modules will aim to ensure rapid role changes for commands across land and naval forces.

Leonardo will also explore potential technologies which will contribute to the demonstrator’s final architecture that will form part of the UK MoD’s four-year Rotary Wing Strategy.

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

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