On a gloomy day in October 2022, a revolution quietly took hold in the defence industry when Flyby Technology successfully fired a Thales Lightweight Multirole Missile (LMM) from our Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) platform called the JACKAL in a trial sponsored by the Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO) of the RAF. It is now one of the hottest defence projects in development because of its unique capabilities for Air, Land and Sea.

  • VTOL multi-role
  • Multi-missile capable
  • Attack drone
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JACKAL and the future family of Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) it represents is a modular, plug-and-play RPAS, with the potential to revolutionise modern warfare and give the UK and its allies, the flexible capability required in the modern world.

JACKAL has the potential to do it all; from battlefield air interdiction, close air support, engaging helicopters in flight, killing tanks, delivering logistics to denying an enemy the use of runways and roads. This puts it uniquely into a class of its own. Being able to launch and support the LMM makes JACKAL a devastating combat capability, able to fire modern battlefield weapons in flight and take on competent adversaries.

With JACKAL now also being used as a rapid test platform, the possibilities are limited only by your imagination. As a plug-and-play system, new equipment and technologies can be incorporated into the aircraft between missions as well as during continuous combat spiral development. This novel approach ensures that future aircraft are not going to be obsolete before they even go into service. It also gives a pathway to future regulatory compliance and airworthiness standards.

There has never been such an exciting multi-role aircraft, and Flyby Technology want to make it a flagship product, creating secure UK jobs and contributing to a new future for the British aerospace and defence industries.

Please contact us to talk about how we can help you get this exciting capability into service for your needs.


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