BAE Systems acquires British technology business Malloy Aeronautics

BAE Systems has acquired Malloy Aeronautics – a leading company in innovative heavy lift drone and aeronautical technologies.

Malloy Aeronautics designs and supplies all-electric uncrewed aerial systems (UAS) to both civil and military customers.

Their range of uncrewed, heavy lift quadcopters are capable of lifting payloads from 68kg to 300kg over short to medium range missions.

Further, these platforms offer interchangeable capabilities and greater flexibility at a fraction of the cost and time of more traditional methods, whilst minimising risk to more expensive assets and human life.

Malloy’s approximately 80 strong workforces will continue to operate from its site in Berkshire, supporting its existing customers.

Noteworthy, BAE Systems and Malloy, who have been working together in advancing cutting-edge UAS solutions since 2021, will further develop Malloy’s existing portfolio and accelerate new and novel technologies to customers worldwide.

Also, BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics engineers have been collaborating to develop the 300kg T-650 all-electric ‘heavy lift’ UAS as a potential new solution to deliver cost-effective, sustainable rapid response capability to military, security and civilian customers.

Last year, the companies announced the successful demonstration of T-600 electric uncrewed demonstrator aircraft achieves significant milestone at NATO exercise during a large NATO exercise, known as REPMUS (Robotic Experimentation and Prototyping with Maritime Uncrewed Systems).

Malloy Aeronautics will be part of FalconWorks, the research and development business within BAE Systems’ Air sector.