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WB Group unveils W2MPIR swarming UAV system

W2MPIR's main components: FT-5, FlyEye, and Warmate presented during the MSPO 2021 in Kielce. (Jakub Link-Lenczowski)

Polsnd's WB Group is pushing its new W2MPIR swarming unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, which it says is designed to defeat an adversary's layered air defences.

The system comprises the company's FlyEye and FT-5 Łoś (Moose) tactical reconnaissance UAVs, as well as Warmate 1 (3.0) and Warmate 2 loitering munitions. These are controlled by the Topaz integrated combat management system (ICMS).

WB Group is also offering its encrypted low-emission Silent Radio Network suite – derived from the Perad radios suppled by subsidiary Radmor – to support communications between W2MPIR nodes.

“The main advantage of the W2MPIR system is the combination of Silent Radio Network communication system and Topaz [ICMS] unmanned aircraft systems [that are] capable of reconnaissance, electronic intelligence, and jamming [including the] FT-5 and FlyEye in co-operation with loitering munitions systems Warmate and Warmate 2,” Remigiusz Wilk, head of communications at WB Group, told Janes on 15 September.

“WB Group's UASs features artificial intelligence [AI] to support navigation, stack, and attack capabilities,” added Wilk.

The FT-5 and FlyEye UAVs function as the reconnaissance and secure radio relay platforms for battalion-size command-and-control (C2) networks, forming the backbone of a localised navigation system. The use of the low-emission Silent Radio Network protocols reduces the likelihood of detection.

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