Research and development of a rotary wing UAS

Research and development of a rotary wing UAS

The UK Ministry of Defence’s Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Technology Office has placed a two year, jointly funded, Research and Development contract with Leonardo in the UK for a Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System Capability Concept Demonstrator “RWUAS CCD Phase 2”.The contract aims to identify, develop and exploit the opportunities offered by emerging technologies, to reduce costs and increase the agility, flexibility, resilience and persistence of national military equipment and capability in the rotary wing arena.The British Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin said: “Supported by our rising defence budget and £178 billion Equipment Plan, we want to transform defence and work with industry, academics and allies to find innovative ways to stay at the international cutting edge. This two year £8 million joint investment will sustain key high-skill jobs in Yeovil and is the next stage in understanding how unmanned air systems can keep our personnel safe on the battlefields of the future.”


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