BAE Systems announced the acquisition of Malloy Aeronautics, a British technology business that specializes in heavy lift drone and aeronautical technologies.
Malloy Aeronautics designs and supplies all-electric uncrewed aerial systems to civil and military customers. Their range of uncrewed, heavy lift quadcopters are capable of lifting payloads from 68 kilograms to 300 kilograms over short to medium range missions.
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These platforms offer interchangeable capabilities and flexibility while minimizing risk to more expensive assets and human life. Malloy’s workforce will continue to operate from its site in Berkshire, supporting its existing customers. BAE Systems and Malloy, who have been working together in advancing cutting-edge UAS solutions since 2021, will further develop Malloy's existing portfolio and accelerate new and novel technologies to customers worldwide.
BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics engineers have been collaborating to develop the 300-kilogram T-650 all-electric ‘heavy lift’ UAS as a potential new solution to deliver cost-effective, sustainable rapid response capability to military, security and civilian customers.
Last year, the companies announced the successful demonstration of T-600 electric uncrewed demonstrator aircraft during a large NATO exercise known as REPMUS (Robotic Experimentation and Prototyping with Maritime Uncrewed Systems).
Malloy Aeronautics will be part of FalconWorks, the research and development business within BAE Systems’ Air sector.