Novel Air Concept
The novel air concept system is described by the MoD as a “cost effective, reusable uninhabited air system that operates within the urban landscape”. These pictures are computer generated, as part of a drive to get UK companies to come up with something similar. They would be used for surveillance – so they’re basically flying robot spies.
The Ministry of Defence has released pictures of new technology it is developing, or hopes to develop.
The images were released alongside the Defence Technology Plan, which sets out the MoD’s long-term research needs. It aims to encourage tech companies and academics to come up with the next generation of flying, spying robots and new lightweight tanks.
Quentin Davies, minister for defence equipment and support, said exploit new technologies is "vital" for battlefield success.