BAE Systems Mantis. Specifications. A photo.
BAE Systems Mantis. Specifications. A photo.

BAE Systems Mantis. Specifications. A photo.


BAE Systems Mantis - British military multipurpose unmanned aircraft designed in 2009, the company «BAE Systems».

Development of multi-purpose unmanned air tool launched by British aircraft manufacturers in 2007 year, thus, the project itself was exclusively military purposes, however, the original series production of drone planned was not, as the device to be used as a demonstrator, which, however, did not preclude the later start production of drones.


UAV Photos BAE Systems Mantis


The first flight of an unmanned aircraft BAE Systems Mantis took place in the year 2009, in this case, the device is able to successfully complete all the necessary test trials, however, needed to improve their design and technical characteristics, something to work and continue to be carried out today. Experts believe that due to the intense ongoing development, the beginning of series production of the drone can be put into 2020 year.


BAE Systems Mantis Photo


The main purpose of using the BAE Systems Mantis unmanned aerial vehicle is to conduct reconnaissance of the area, carry out patrol and observation flights, as well as use this drone as an independent combat unit capable of destroying enemy groups and armored vehicles. If necessary, the BAE Systems Mantis drone can be equipped with six missiles, while the device can also fight against air targets, which greatly increases the efficiency of its operation.

Powerplant BAE Systems Mantis UAV model is represented by two powerful turboprop engines of the brand Rolls-Royce M250B-17, which in their aggregate effect can develop traction power 760 hp, which allows drone to accelerate to a maximum speed of flight in 556 km \ h, while the duration of the autonomous flight of the drone is 30 hours.


Specifications BAE Systems Mantis.


  • Length: 19,8 m .;
  • Wingspan: 22 m .;
  • Height: 3,8 m .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 9000 kg .;
  • Cruising flight speed: 370 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 556 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 8000 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 10000 m.
  • aircraft engine Type: Turboprop;
  • Powerplant: 2 x Rolls-Royce M250B-17;
  • Power: 2 x 380 hp


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