UK to launch new offensive UAV study

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The UK Ministry of Defence has launched a capability study into offensive unmanned air vehicle systems. The deep persistent offensive capability study will use data from BAE Systems' Taranis unmanned combat air vehicle technology demonstrator programme and the MoD's Project Morrigan trial of the company's Herti surveillance UAV.

An industry day is planned for September by the MoD team overseeing the study. "We are building up the [project] team now," integrated project team commercial manager Daniel West said during the ParcAberporth UAV exhibition in west Wales this week.

Conducted by the Royal Air Force's Air Warfare Centre UAV Battlelab, the Project Morrigan work involved use of the Herti for training and exercises, including a deployment to the UK's Camp Bastion base in Afghanistan.

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