The V-BAT long-endurance vertical-takeoff UAV operates from ships or confined areas using a ducted fan to fly for as long as eight hours with an eight-pound sensor payload.
Martin UAV photo.
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. –
U.S. Army aviation experts are asking four unmanned aircraft designers to provide prototypes to determine how well unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will work with the Army's military helicopter fleet of the future.
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The Intelligent Aerospace take:
July 30, 2019- Four UAV companies - Textron AAI Corp. in Hunt Valley, Md.; Arcturus UAV in Rohnert Park, Calif.; Martin UAV in Plano, Texas; and L3Harris in Ashburn, Va. -- will share the $99.5 million three-year contract, and will compete for separate orders over the three-year duration of the contract.
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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor