Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles
Appendix 4: Undesignated Vehicles
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Survice/Malloy TRV-150C

In 2012, the Malloy Aeronautics company was founded in the UK. It specializes in the development of electrically powered VTOL cargo delivery unmanned aerial systems. One of their TRV (Tactical Resupply Vehicle) family of systems is the TRV-150C. It has the general layout of a quadcopter UAV, but each arm has two electric motors and two rotors, making it effectively an octocopter. It's landing gear consists of high stilts, allowing for a large cargo volume under the fuselage. It has a range of up to about 70 km (43 miles) for light payloads, which decreases to about 14 km (9 miles) for the maximum payload of 68 kg (150 lb).

Photo: Raymond Valdez, US Army

The American company Survice Engineering is Malloy's partner for marketing and manufacture of the drones in the USA. In April 2023, it received a contract to deliver 21 TRV-150C systems to the U.S. Marine Corps for their TRUAS (Tactical Resupply Uncrewed System) requirement. In November 2023, the USMC announced IOC (Initial Operational Capability) for the TRV-150C.


Note: Data given by several sources show slight variations. Figures given below may therefore be inaccurate!

Data for TRV-150C:

Length2.64 m (104 in)
Width2.03 m (80 in)
Height74 cm (29 in)
Weightmax payload: 68 kg (150 lb)
Speed108 km/h (67 mph)
Rangelow payload: 70 km (43 miles)
max payload: 14 km (9 miles)
Endurance36 min
Propulsion8 electric motors

Main Sources

[1] eVTOL News: Malloy Aeronautics T150 (production aircraft)
[2] Survice Eng. Co.: Electric Vertical Take-Off & Landing
[3] Popular Science, Kelsey D. Atherton: The Marines are getting supersized drones for battlefield resupply

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Last Updated: 22 January 2024