BAE Systems Mantis UAV (FSM)
A full-scale model of Mantis, BAE Systems' medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle (UAV) will be on display in the static park.
Mantis has been designed and developed by BAE Systems, UK, principally for UK Defence Forces to perform intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) operations. The UAV offers close-air support for ground missions and captures real-time intelligence data before transmitting it to the ground control station via satellite communication data link. The UAV will identify and destroy targets using its missiles or bombs.Photograph courtesy of Mike Young.