Here is the MCL, a sort of charger with up to four suicide drones. Attached to a vehicle, this system allows drones to be launched simultaneously or in sequence. These quadcopter devices deploy their arms once in the air to create a swarm of lurking munitions, for example.
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Yesterday, Futura presented the WASP M4-TL drone which can be launched from a rocket launcher then deploy its arms to transform into a quadcopter. Today, it is on an equivalent principle that the Viper Multi Canister Launcher (MCL) designed by SpearUAV was unveiled at the show DSEI Defense in London. Instead of launching a drone, four of these aircraft are propelled from a special launcher that can attach to a combat vehicle.
The drones in question are Viper 300s. These are small foldable quadcopters that can carry an explosive charge or specific sensors for observation missions. They can therefore be used as lurking munitions and acquire a target, whether ground troops or logistics vehicles, before the operator gives the firing order.
The Viper 300 drone can carry an explosive and transform into lurking ammo. With the MCL system, it is possible to launch four simultaneously. © SpearUAV
A drone bandolier
Thus, several Viper 300s can be carried by an operator. They are encapsulated in a small launcher tube that can be positioned like an artillery mortar with its two feet. The drone is propelled into the air and deploys to fly and carry out its mission. But with its new MCL system, SpearUAV takes this concept even further. The device brings together in the same block, four cartridges for as many drones to propel. The set can be added to the exterior of an armored personnel carrier or reconnaissance vehicle. An autonomous robot tank can also carry this equipment. With this process we can therefore launch several drones simultaneously or in sequence to then control them in a swarm or individually.
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