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INDUSTRIAL DAILY from Thomasnet.com reports collaboration between Cranfield University and BAE Systems.

The YouTube clip and the Thomasnet.com link in this blog explain in greater detail the enormous military potential in this engineering marvel.

Potentially, the battlefield of the future could be a hive of UAVs released on a target. Unlike the clip above the latest development has both fixed wing capacity and rotary. Depending on the combat scenario, the UAV in rotary mode can take off and land vertically, and fix wing mode allows enhanced speed and distance.

Watch the latest video and read the complete article from Thomasnet:
https://news.thomasnet.com/featured/bae-s-engineers-create-futuristic-drone-concept

UAV: An unmanned aerial vehicle more commonly known as a drone. “Compared to manned aircraft, UAVs were originally used for missions too “dull, dirty or dangerous” for humans.”

 A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, a hunter-killer surveillance UAV- Wikipedia

Source: Wikipedia
A General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, a hunter-killer surveillance UAV

A MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicle prepares to land after a mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The Reaper has the ability to carry both precision-guided bombs and air-to-ground missiles.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unmanned_aerial_vehicle – Wikipedia

 


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