British aerospace company BAE Systems partnered with VTOL (vertical takeoff and landing) researcher and developer Malloy Aeronautics in an attempt to come up with a more sustainable and affordable heavy-lift UAS (uncrewed air system), and we like the numbers they’re giving us.
Range-wise, the quadcopter would be able to travel for 19 miles (30 km) with the maximum payload, boasting a large battery with the highest energy density in class. We have no information regarding the capacity of the battery yet.
The T-650 would have large propeller blades and a lightweight carbon structure, maximizing its efficiency. Its arms would be removable, to make it easier to transport.
BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics plan to use the UAS for a wide range of…