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Mayman Aerospace Unveils ‘Razor’ High-Speed VTOL Drone

American aviation startup Mayman Aerospace is debuting the first full-scale model of its new Razor P100 drone during the Special Operations Forces Week in Tampa, Florida.

The autonomous platform can take off and land vertically, eliminating the need for long runways and supporting missions in confined spaces.

Despite its relatively small size, the Razor P100 has a payload capacity of 100 pounds (45 kilograms), comparable to military aircraft more than 10 times its size.

The drone also features a high-speed jet propulsion system, allowing it to fly at Mach 0.75.

According to the manufacturer, the Razor primarily supports utility missions given its payload capacity. However, it can also be used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance.

Potential Customers

Development of the Razor high-speed drone is part of Mayman Aerospace’s efforts to expand its product offerings in the small VTOL market.

It could reportedly emerge as a crucial asset for the evolving landscape of modern warfare.

The company clarified that the cutting-edge system is not yet operational, as flight testing is scheduled for the third quarter of 2024.

However, Mayman said it has received letters of intent from customers in Europe and Australia for potential orders worth $120 million.

It also revealed that the US Department of Defense awarded $3.25-million funding for Razor development and testing.

A Larger Model

After the P100, Mayman plans to unveil an upgraded version called Razor P500, which can carry up to 500 pounds (227 kilograms) of payload.

It can reportedly be equipped with Hellfire or Brimstone air-to-surface missiles to support combat operations.

Additionally, the larger model could take on roles in support of electronic warfare and suppression of enemy air defenses.

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