France recently showcased their newest tactical drone contender as the superpowers race to develop the most sophisticated and potent unmanned aircraft system (UAS) since Russia invaded Ukraine.

SURVEY Copter, an Airbus subsidiary, unveiled its “CAPA-X” unmanned drone concept at the opening of the Special Forces exhibition earlier this week.

The French multi-mission drone concept features a three-blade propeller and fixed tricycle landing gear capable of performing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL).

According to SURVEY, the design of the UAS seeks to be adaptable to multiple configurations and airworthiness requirements in order to perform a wide range of missions such as intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) and target detection and tracking.

It can likewise conduct target investigation, damage assessment, freight transfer, communication relay, and search and rescue missions.