Raytheon completes KillerBee fuel test

YUMA PROVING GROUNDS, Ariz., June 16 (UPI) -- Raytheon announced it has completed heavy fuel engine testing for its KillerBee unmanned aircraft system at the Yuma Proving Grounds in Arizona.

U.S. company Raytheon, along with teammate South Carolina-based engine technologies developer XRDi, announced the successful completion of the KillerBee UAS heavy fuel engine.


The completed heavy engine testing of the KillerBee, under development to support persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance requirements of troops in modern company environments, marks a milestone for the KillerBee program's long endurance goals.

"This heavy fuel engine test is a major milestone for the KillerBee UAS," Bob Francois, Raytheon Missile Systems vice president of Advanced Missiles and Unmanned Systems, said in a statement.

"We have delivered on our commitment to make KillerBee an adaptable, affordable, long-endurance platform UAS that is safe for the warfighter to operate."

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