BAE Systems acquires Malloy Aeronautics

(To Bae Systems)

BAE Systems has acquired Malloy Aeronautics, a leader in innovative heavy-lift drone and aeronautical technologies.

Malloy Aeronautics designs and supplies all-electric unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to both civilian and military customers. Their range of heavy lift unmanned quadcopters are capable of carrying loads from 68kg to 300kg on short to medium distance missions.

These platforms offer interchangeable capabilities and greater flexibility at a fraction of the cost and time of more traditional methods, minimizing risks to more expensive assets and human life.

Malloy's staff of around 80 people will continue to operate from its Berkshire headquarters, supporting its current clients. BAE Systems and Malloy, who have been collaborating since 2021 in developing cutting-edge UAS solutions, will further develop Malloy's existing portfolio and accelerate the delivery of new and innovative technologies to customers around the world.

Engineers from BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics have collaborated on the development of the T-650, a 300kg all-electric 'heavy lift' UAS, as a potential new solution to provide a sustainable and cost-effective rapid response capability to military, security and civilians.

Last year, the companies announced the successful demonstration of the T-600, an electric unmanned demonstration aircraft that reached a major milestone during a major NATO exercise, known as REPMUS (Robotics, Experimentation and Prototyping with Unmanned Maritime Systems ).

Malloy Aeronautics will be part of FalconWorks, BAE Systems' aviation research and development enterprise.