MSPO 2019: WB Group unveils its WARMATE V quadcopter VTOL loitering munition system

Polish Company WB Group unveils WARMATE V, new quadcopter Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) loitering munition system at MSPO 2019, the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce Poland.

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New WB Group WARMATE V quadcopter VTOL loitering munition system at MSPO 2019, International Defense Exhibition in Kielce, Poland. (Picture source Army Recognition)

The WARMATE V is a new product joining the family of the WARMATE loitering munitions systems, designed to detect, locate and destroy the target. This small, multi-rotor based VTOL system provides an ideal solution to carry out a military mission in a dense urban environment where the use of fast unmanned aircraft is impossible.

The implementation of the avionics module, warheads and operation algorithms, as well as the GCS and GTD inherited from the first WARMATE system makes this multirotor a cost-effective solution to provide new combat capabilities to the Warmate loitering munitions technology.

Depending on the type of mission, WARMATE V can be equipped with the warhead or the observation payload. The end-user can use the WARMATE ground segment which is identical for both systems. For reconnaissance missions, the system’s load capacity and landing method allow for integration of the observation payload weighing up to 1.6 kg. The front part of the WARMATE V can be fitted with different types of warhead including HE (High Explosive), HEI (High Explosive Incendiary) and HEAT (High-Explosive Anti-Tank).

This light, portable, user-friendly multirotor is designed to be used on the highly urbanized terrain which rules out the use of the fixed-winged unmanned aerial systems. In addition, the hover mode allows the multirotor to stay in a stable position in one spot and achieve the altitude hold to provide optimal observation capabilities. This ensures the precise target identification from any angle in any position.

The WARMATE V has a take-off weight of 7 kg with a flight endurance of 30 min. It can fly at a maximum speed of 72 km/h with a maximum range of 12 km.