Protector uncrewed air system2023-07-24T10:20:18+01:00

Project Description

The Protector programme will deliver next-generation technology to the UK’s armed forces, offering improved range and endurance, greater weapons capacity, automated take-off and landing and better resilience against the elements than the current Reaper fleet.

About Protector

  • Protector is expected to enter service with the RAF in 2020s
  • Planned weapons include the Brimstone 2 air-to-surface missile and the Paveway IV laser-guided bomb
  • The DE&S Uncrewed Air System team is overseeing the delivery of Protector into service.

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