BAE Systems has acquired Malloy Aeronautics – a leading company in innovative heavy lift and aeronautics drone technologies.
“Malloy’s expertise and innovation in quadcopters and stable aerial vehicles is an exciting addition to our FalconWorks® family. This acquisition supports our commitment to grow our product portfolio, providing new and existing customers with the latest solutions they need.”
Malloy Aeronautics designs and supplies all-electric unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to civilian and military customers. Its range of unmanned heavy-lift quadcopters are capable of lifting payloads from 68kg to 300kg during short- and medium-range missions.
These platforms offer interchangeable capabilities and greater flexibility at a fraction of the cost and time of more traditional methods, while minimizing risk to expensive assets and human lives.
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Malloy’s approximately 80 workforce will continue to operate from its Berkshire site, supporting its existing customers. BAE Systems and Malloy, who have been working together on advancing the most advanced UAS solutions since 2021, will further develop Malloy’s existing portfolio and accelerate new and emerging technologies for customers around the world.
Simon Barnes, Group Managing Director of BAE Systems Aerospace, said: “Our acquisition of Malloy Aeronautics is part of our ongoing strategy to develop and invest in new technologies that augment our existing capabilities and provide our customers with the innovation that need as an answer. to evolving requirements. We are confident that the synergy between our two companies will pave the way for even greater achievements in unmanned aerial systems and technologies.”
Oriol Badia, Chief Operating Officer of Malloy Aeronautics, said: “We have come a long way over the past ten years, making our vision of sustainable electric heavy lift technology a reality, thanks to the dedication and efforts of our team . This new step in our journey with BAE Systems will allow us to combine the strengths and vision of a young company with the reach and support of an experienced company, ultimately giving our customers the ability to scale their requirements and to allow us to offer new innovative products. – including the T-650 – at pace.”
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BAE Systems and Malloy Aeronautics engineers have developed the T-650 300 kg all-electric “heavy lift” UAS as a potential new solution to provide cost-effective and sustainable rapid response capabilities to military customers, security and civil.
Last year, the companies announced the successful delivery and launch demonstration of a 200 kg Sting Ray Training Variant inert torpedo using the T-600 demonstrator aircraft during a major NATO exercise known as REPMUS (Robotic Experiment and Prototype with Unmanned Marine Systems).
Malloy Aeronautics will be part of FalconWorks, the research and development business within BAE Systems’ Aerospace sector. Dave Holmes, Managing Director of FalconWorks, said: “Malloy’s expertise and innovation in quadcopters and sustainable aerial vehicles is an exciting addition to our FalconWorks® family. This acquisition supports our commitment to grow our product portfolio, providing new and existing customers with the latest solutions they need.”
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