DVD 2018: MBDA unveils its new VTOL UAV called the Spectre

At DVD 2018, MBDA unveils the Spectre. MBDA’s SPECTRE is an air system optimised for delivering effects in demanding operating environments. Designed to be a low cost, on call organic capability for ground forces, it provides rapid close air support at sub-unit level in military organisations. It is intended to navigate, find, fix and track targets with an operator over the loop (OOTL), firing authority always remaining with the human operator.

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Spectre, the new eVTOL from MBDA

SPECTRE is an electric Vertical Take-Off and Landing (eVTOL) air system capable of quickly transitioning to forward flight mode for rapid low level traversal of complex terrain. SPECTRE is optimised to around MBDA’s ‘ENFORCER’ missile for low-cost precision effects to defeat challenging targets in complex contexts. SPECTRE is also a flexible capability, able to carry a variety of mission modules. These modules can address:
• Broad range of ground targets – from asymmetric threats to armoured targets
• Electronic warfare
• Remote resupply to the front line of up to 25kg

SPECTRE is a capability suitable to support land, maritime, and air forces, as well as special operations. Operational advantages:
• Dynamic – Rapid response and hover capable
• Flexible – Change mission modules during operations. New and upgraded modules as needs evolve
• Organic – On-call precision effects to ground forces when needed most
• Survivable – Low-level fight in complex environments with robust anti-jam navigation

mbda unveils spectre uav dvd 2018 002The Spectre can be fitted with 2 Enforcer missiles, whether to shoot them or to resupply soldiers on the ground.

Technical characteristics/specifications of the Spectre:
Wingspan: 2.00m
Payload: 25kg
Cruise speed: 180km/h
Cruise altitude: < 100m
Combat range: 10+km
Endurance: 60+min

The Spectre features tilting wings configuration for VTOL/cruise, Electric power architecture, Robust anti-jam navigation, Automatic navigation and intelligent guidance, ‘Operator-Over-The-Loop’ command and control and Scalable, co-operative swarming capable.