Meggitt's venerable Banshee target drone is now available in a jet version which adds 80kt (148km/h) to its top speed, to 240kt.

Power is by a single JetCat motor, as used in radio controlled model aircraft and other applications including the jet-powered wearable wings developed by Swiss skydiver Yves Rossy, who has used the device to fly across the English Channel after jumping from an aircraft.

Jet Banshee features: hot nose, black body infrared enhancement; passive and active radar augmentation; infrared and radar countermeasures dispensers; acoustic and Doppler radar miss distance indicator scoring system; and low-level sea-skimming capability.

Jet powered Banshee UAV
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