Micro-UAS for UK army to be provided by Elbit SystemsNews
January 13, 2023
LONDON, United Kingdom. Elbit Systems UK has won a contract to provide micro-drones to the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) for delivery to specialist army units by mid-2023, the company announced in a statement.
Elbit Systems will provide its Magni-X micro-uncrewed aerial system (micro-UAS), a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) quadcopter platform that can carry payloads such as electro-optical and infrared gimballed cameras for long-range reconnaissance, the statement reads.
The drone ways two kilograms and can be used in a "swarming" capability for soldiers on the ground, the company says, noting that it is backpack-portable.
The contract was awarded by the MOD's Defence Equipment & Support's Future Capability Group as part of the British Army's Human Machine Teaming Framework, the statement adds.