BAE Systems, Australia, has unveiled an interesting new autonomous, hybrid, VTOL UAV for navy use. The STRIX, developed in Australia, folds to suit inside a transport container, and is able to carrying 160 kg (353 lb) of payload over 800 km (500 miles). The STRIX was unveiled at Australia’s current Avalon Air Present, in entrance of air pressure chiefs from world wide – with the notable exceptions, according to ABC News, of Russian and Chinese language delegates, who had been excluded from the convention.
BAE Techniques has developed the plane along side Perth-based Innovaero. It describes the Strix as a “hybrid, tandem-wing, multi-domain and multi-role UAS,” able to performing missions together with air-to-ground strike, persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, or doubtlessly serving as a “loyal wingman” – model pressure multiplier to accompany navy helicopters. Watch a video animation of Strix here.