Tag Archives: VTOL

Technavio Estimates Global Military Vertical Take-Off, Landing Aircraft Market CAGR at 4% in 2016-2020

Technavio has released a new report that indicates the global military vertical take-off and landing aircraft market will reach a compound annual growth rate of nearly 4 percent from 2016 through 2020. Technavio said Wednesday the market is segmented into military powered-lift VTOL aircraft and military rotorcraft VTOL aircraft market, …

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Textron Subsidiary Demos Small Aerosonde HQ Unmanned Aircraft to Potential Customers

Textron‘s unmanned systems business held an inaugural customer demonstration of a small unmanned aircraft system designed to combine vertical takeoff-and-landing capacity of a multirotor platform with the speed of the company’s Aerosonde fixed-wing aircraft offering. The company said Wednesday it demonstrated the Aerosonde HQ at the Textron Systems Unmanned Systems Service and Support Center as …

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Sikorsky Completes Phase 1, Begins Phase 2 of DARPA Aircraft Automation Program

Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has completed Phase 1 of a previously awarded $8 million Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency contract under the agency’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Lockheed said Tuesday Sikorsky has demonstrated its ALIAS system through a 30-mile autonomous flight with the use of a tablet device to operate a Sikorsky S-76 …

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Aurora Flight Sciences Lands Contract Modification for Navy Unmanned Aerial Cargo Platform

Aurora Flight Sciences has received a potential two-year, $11 million contract modification to build an autonomous airborne cargo platform for the U.S. Navy. The Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System is an Office of Naval Research-funded program that seeks to allow remote-controlled, vertical take-off and landing platforms to perform cargo deliveries …

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Lockheed Completes R&D Phase for Unmanned Quad-Rotor, Control Station; Kevin Westfall Comments

Lockheed Martin is moving into the operational phase of an unmanned aerial system the company is building after completing the program’s research and development stage. The company designed the Indago vertical take-off and landing quad-rotor for surveillance and emergency response operations, Lockheed said Tuesday. A handheld ground control station accompanying the …

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