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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.
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...