CATA is a modern, high performance compact and light weight launcher system for mid-size UAVs and target drones. The launcher is easy to transport using a variety of vehicles both on- or off road with its height adjustable tow bar and four large tyres. A user friendly interface panel provides real-time launcher diagnostics and feedback, data logging and setup options for parameters such as aircraft mass and launch velocity from a safe distance up to 20m from the launcher.