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Singapore Airshow: IAI showcases loitering munitions

23rd February 2016 - 12:33 GMT | by Richard Thomas in Singapore

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The Rotem L UAS is undergoing final testing ahead of offers to customers, as IAI continues to develop its range of loitering munitions.

The system, based on a light multi-rotor platform, is described by the manufacturer as being capable of autonomous flight, acquiring and engaging targets with man-in-the-loop on stationary and manoeuvring targets.

As a backpack portable system, weighing around 5kg in total, the Rotem has been designed to be used as the squad level.

‘This is a brand new design with a plug and play [payload] system. It can be operated by a single soldier in small infantry units …

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