📍 Location: Portugal, NATO Exercise REPMUS
As drone technology continues to make strides, BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics have showcased the T-600 heavy drone during the NATO exercise REPMUS in Portugal. The drone successfully launched an inert version of the Sting Ray anti-submarine torpedo for the first time, marking a significant step in drone capabilities.
• Tech Development: The T-600 drone is designed primarily for technology development, testing, and demonstration purposes.
• Impressive Specs: With a payload capacity of up to 200 kg, the T-600 can reach speeds up to 140 km/h and has a flight range of 80 km depending on the load.
• First Launch: The T-600 successfully launched an inert version of the Sting Ray anti-submarine torpedo, showcasing its advanced capabilities.
The successful test of the T-600’s ability to launch torpedoes adds another layer to the evolving landscape of military drones. This development may signal the ushering in of a new era where drones can perform even more complex and specialized tasks beyond surveillance and targeted strikes.
Further tests and demonstrations are likely to follow, as NATO, BAE Systems, and Malloy Aeronautics continue to explore the potential applications and limitations of this technology.