ISS Aerospace, a leading UK innovator of cutting-edge Uncrewed Aerial Systems (UAS), has announced the unveiling of the tube-launched WASP M4-TL tactical UAS.

WASP represents next-generation technology for semi-autonomous aerial systems.  Inherently flexible, it delivers game-changing, cost-effective capability enhancement to a wide range of users.  Defense and security applications include time-critical detector and effector missions.

WASP and ISS Aerospace SENSUS UAS range will be on display at DSEI, Excel London, on 12 – 15 September 2023 (DSEI stand H2-894).

WASP is man-portable and deployed in less than 3 seconds.  The launcher can be operated physically by a person or remotely if mounted on a vehicle, infrastructure, or ship.

The platform transitions to conventional multi-rotor flight after an initial rocket launch.  Mission-dependent, the whole system is reusable.  It can be stored for many years and remain ready for rapid use.

The UAS is equipped with a high-performance gimbal-mounted EO/IR camera with a range finder, plus a modular payload system up to 1.5kg.  The payload can be delivered accurately to 24km.  Resilient communications support critical decision-making by shared, real-time imagery and hand-over of control options.  Powerful onboard computing and open system architecture enable wide payload integration and interoperability.  Effector payloads will be developed in collaboration with partners.

WASP is capable of swarming and a broad range of operational uses, including:

  • Multi-domain situational awareness and threat assessment
  • Acting as a loitering platform for C-sUAS, ground or maritime force protection missions
  • Delivering urgent medical for the preservation of life

ISS Aerospace owns the patent for this concept and can develop the system to achieve a client’s specific requirements.  WASP will be exploited under license for defense and security applications by ISSOS Technologies Ltd, a UK company.

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