In a remarkable achievement described as a “world first,” BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics successfully deployed a T-600 heavy lift Uncrewed Air System (UAS) to launch an inert Sting Ray training torpedo during a recent NATO exercise in the waters off the coast of Portugal. This groundbreaking event has garnered significant attention from military forces worldwide.
A Remarkable Feat
While this achievement is hailed as a “world first,” it’s worth noting that torpedo-carrying unmanned aerial vehicles have existed in the past, with the Gyrodyne DSN-3 “Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter” (DASH) being a notable example. Nonetheless, the T-600’s test flight marked a significant milestone within NATO’s Robotic Experimentation and Prototyping with Maritime Uncrewed Systems (REPMUS) 2023 exercise, featuring fifteen NATO partners and representatives from Ireland and Sweden.Continue reading… “BAE Systems’ T-600 Heavy Lift Drone Achieves ‘World First’ in NATO Exercise”