Raytheon’s KillerBee(R) Unmanned Aircraft System Tests Heavy Fuel Engine
The KillerBee UAS features a blended-wing body design and systems for launch, recovery and ground control on land and sea. It has the ability to insert persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance into the battlespace and is ideally suited for force protection in an expeditionary environment.
“This heavy fuel engine test is a major milestone for the KillerBee UAS,” said
The flight test proved that the KillerBee HFE propulsion system is ready for full qualification flight tests and will achieve technical readiness level 6 this summer.
The KillerBee is designed to provide the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps with a UAS for their respective Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Tier II missions.
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