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DARPA to Expand TERN UAS Testing, Funding a Second Prototype

With progress made with the fabrication of the first flight demonstrator of the Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) program DARPA has funded a second TERN technology demonstrator. Tern is currently scheduled to start integrated propulsion system testing in the first part of 2017, move to ground-based testing in early 2018, and culminate in a series of at-sea flight tests in late 2018.

DARPA Selects Aurora’s LightningStrike 24-prop Hybrid VTOL X-Plane

A canard aircraft using 24 electrically driven rotors tucked inside its wings was selected by DARPA to demonstrate high speed and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The revolutionary unmanned vehicle is scheduled to begin flight tests in the 2018.

DARPA To Fly VTOL Tail Sitter Drone From Frigates and Destroyers

DARPA awarded Northrop Grumman US$93 million for under the 3rd phase of the Tern program. The company will develop and demonstrate an innovative unmanned tail-sitting, flying-wing aircraft

DARPA’s Selects Four Developers for new X-Plane Program

  DARPA has tasked four companies with designing new aircraft to revolutionise vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) flight capabilities. The four are Aurora Flight Sciences...

Israeli AirMule UAV Passes Major Milestone Demonstrating Fully Autonomous Flight

The Israeli developed AirMule, an unmanned VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft developed by the Israeli company Urban Aeronautics successfully completed a major milestone...

Sikorsky, Aurora Flight Sciences to Develop VTOL X-Planes for DARPA

DARPA has awarded $30 million of a planned $47 funding allocated for preliminary design for the ‘VTOL X-Plane’, an experimental aircraft that can fly...

MLB/AAI Team to Build Long-Endurance Vertical Takeoff And Landing (VTOL) Tier...

The US Air Force selected a team headed by UAV makers MBL, AAI, and Brigham Young University, to develop a vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle meeting Tier II size, weight and performance (SWAP).

AeroVironment Introduces the Shrike VTOL Mini UAV

AeroVironment, Inc. introduced today a miniature 'quadcopter', a lightweight flying sensor called ‘Shrike VTOL’, designed as a man-portable, vertical take off and landing Stealthy, Persistent Perch and Stare (SP2S) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) developed in the past four years under a DRAPA funded program.

DARPA Selects AAI, Lockheed Martin for Transformer (TX) Program

To meet much of transportation needs of today’s deployed Warfighter, either highly mobile multipurpose wheeled vehicles (HMMWV) are used, or helicopters, which have limited...

Eurocopter Tests the X-Cube a New High-speed Hybrid Helicopter

A Hybrid High Speed Helicopter (H3) technology demonstrator developed by Eurocopter began flight testing on September 6, 2010 at the French flight test center at Istres....

F-35 Program Adds Fourth ‘Optimized’ F-35A while VTOL BF-1 Prepares for...

Above: The F-35B BF-1 first VTOL aircraft lands at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, where it is prepared for vertical landing flights commencing in...

Excalibur VTOL UCAV Demonstrated in Flight

Aurora Flight Sciences Corp. completed the first flight of the Excalibur Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) last month. The first flight took place at Aberdeen...

Saab, Swiss UAV Partner to Offer a Combined Family of VTOL...

Saab and Swiss UAV (SUAV) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to introduce cost-efficient vertical take off and landing (VTOL) Unmanned Airborne Systems (UAS)....

Electrically Powered VTOL Micro UAV – MAV

electrically powered, Vertical Take off and Landing (VTOL) Micro-Air Vehicle is in development at Cornerstone Research Group. This vehicle is designed with to offer...
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