Airbus: contract with the Spanish MoD for the SIRTAP UAS
First flight of the prototype in 2025
Airbus has signed a contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the development and acquisition of SIRTAP, a High Performance Tactical UAS (Unmanned Aerial System) that will reinforce the tactical capabilities of the Spanish Army and the Air and Space Force.
This contract includes a total of nine systems, each consisting of three Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and one ground control station. Furthermore, two simulators will be supplied to train the Spanish Armed Forces.
SIRTAP, with a payload of more than 150 kgs, has been designed for advanced surveillance, intelligence and reconnaissance missions, both over land and at sea. A range of more than 2,000 km and an endurance of more than 20 hours will provide high flexibility and reactivity, allowing for day and night operations in the most demanding environments. The system will be certified to fly in segregated airspace.
In the future, this tactical UAS will be able to operate jointly with other platforms to be integrated into a system of systems. Its development will bring the national industry key experience and competences in the field of Remote Carriers for FCAS (Future Combat Air System).
First flight of its prototype is expected to take place in 2025.
AVIONEWS - World Aeronautical Press Agency