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.

The two U.K.-based companies plan to develop a T-650 heavy-lift electric UAS they claim would be capable of carrying a payload of over 660 pounds (300 kg) at a top speed of 87 mph (140 kph), which looks quite impressive, at least on paper.

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…

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Source: www.autoevolution.com