VTOL

DARPA Wants a New X-plane that can Hover

DARPA Wants a New X-plane that can Hover

DARPA’s new X-plane VTOL illustration Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced earlier this week that it is interested in developing an experimental program that will be able to take off and hover like a helicopter but fly like an ...

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SnowGoose Bravo UAV

SnowGoose Bravo UAV

The Canadian-based company MMIST is developing a variant to the current CQ-10A unmanned aerial vehicle system (UAV), called the CQ-10B, or Bravo. The addition of a third wing kit enables the system to launch itself without the need for ground ...

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American Dynamics’ AD-150 UAV

American Dynamics’ AD-150 UAV

American Dynamics Flight Systems, a US-based company that focuses on the development of innovative aerospace and defense systems, has recently unveiled its “AD-150” – a novel Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). According to the ...

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Excalibur – Armed UAV

Excalibur – Armed UAV

Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation is developing Excalibur, a purpose-built armed, tactical, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The Excalibur technology demonstrator aircraft is scheduled for flight in late 2008 under contract to the Army’s Aviation Applied Technology Directorate. It is designed to ...

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Camcopter S-100 UAV

Camcopter S-100 UAV

Developed by the Austrian company Schiebel the Camcopter S-100 is a robotic helicopter capable of autonomous Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL). The S-100 light and strong carbon-fiber body together with a small but powerful 55HP Diamond engine allows the robotic ...

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Hummingbird Unmanned Rotorcraft

Hummingbird Unmanned Rotorcraft

Boeing recently completed a test flight of a new unmanned helicopter currently under development for the U.S. Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Special Operations Command. The new drone will be able to perform long range high ...

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Backpack-Sized Miniature Air Vehicle

Backpack-Sized Miniature Air Vehicle

The American giant Honeywell is developing a new Miniature Air Vehicle (MAV) for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The new drone has vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities which allows it to operate virtually anywhere, even in semi ...

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