The Royal Navy has successfully tested two heavy-lift drones capable of carrying supplies to aircraft carriers to help support the UK’s frontline operations.
This article by Joe Saballa, writing for The Defense Post, makes the following points:
- During the trial, the Malloy Aeronautics T-600 quadcopter managed to transport a load of more than 250 kilograms over a short distance.
- Windracers Autonomous Systems’ Ultra drone also demonstrated its capability to carry 100 kilograms of payloads over 1,000 kilometres.
- The tests are expected to allow the Royal Navy to utilize uninhabited systems to support a wide range of military operations, from disaster relief to frontline combat.
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