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Manned Systems

Fixed-Wing Angle eVTOL

New design removes the need for mechanisms to perform active tilting of the wings or rotors, reducing system mass.

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Defense

Digitalization in the Aerospace Sector

The aerospace and defense industry has laid ambitious plans to reconcile mobility with sustainability. Sustainable aviation fuels, electrification, hydrogen-powered aircraft and eVTOLS (electric...

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Defense

Foreign Counter-Unmanned Aerial Systems: Developments in the International Arms Markets

A growing number of counter-UAV systems are being offered by foreign vendors.

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Aerospace

Electrified Propulsion for Aerospace: Where to Start?

In the eVTOL marketplace there is no common ground yet regarding the number of propulsion modules.

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Aerospace

Personal Aerial Vehicle Pilot Training

JetPack Aviation will begin training foreign military personnel in how to pilot and maintain their futuristic personal aerial vehicles.

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Propulsion

High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing Craft

Learn about the JetPack Aviation Speeder VTOL.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Developing Thermoplastic Composites for Use in Commercial Aircraft

Thermoplastic composite materials (TPC) are gaining momentum for use in commercial airplanes and other aerospace applications, including electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft.

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Aerospace

Military Aircraft Systems Technology

Bell Textron Inc. has unveiled design concepts that incorporate Bell’s High-Speed Vertical Take-Off and Landing (HSVTOL) technology.

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Aerospace

Future Vertical Lift Aircraft

The Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER® helicopter recently flew two demonstrations before Army officials.

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Unmanned Systems

Vertical Takeoff and Landing Drone

Martin UAV will participate in the Army Expeditionary Warrior Experiment (AEWE).

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Unmanned Systems

Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems

Steadicopter unveiled two rotary unmanned aerial systems: Black Eagle 25E and Black Eagle 50E.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

CES 2021: Cadillac Shows off Multiple EV Concepts

Cadillac unveiled three electric vehicle (EV) concepts at CES 2021. They included the Halo Portfolio autonomous van, the VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) Concept autonomous aircraft...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Designing Connectivity Solutions for an Electric Aircraft Future

Learn how to take on a “follow-the-wire” design approach.

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Propulsion

Multiple Sensors Aid in Development of an Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing Aircraft

Beta Technologies is putting their Electrical Vertical Takeoff and Landing aircraft (eVTOL) prototype through the wringer.

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Aerospace

CES 2020: Hyundai Shows Electric VTOL Air-Taxi Concept

Hyundai at CES 2020 revealed a fullsize electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) “air taxi” concept and confirmed it has joined Uber’s aerial rideshare initiative known...

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Aerospace

Aircraft Vertical Takeoff and Landing

NASA’s Langley Research Center developed an inexpensive, long-endurance, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It is capable of flying for 24 hours, landing in a 50 × 50...

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Unmanned Systems

Impossible Aerospace US-1 Makes Long-Distance Flight over Nevada Salt Flats

During a public demonstration, an unmodified production Impossible Aerospace Corporation’s US-1 quadcopter, carrying both a FLIR Duo Pro R thermal camera and...

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Automotive

New Boeing Facility Will Improve V-22 Quality, Safety

Outside of Philadelphia, a 350,000-square-foot facility has been transformed into a modern factory where the Boeing Company will build fuselages for the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey...

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Defense

Continental Aerospace Technologies Team with VerdeGo to Develop Hybrid Electric Urban Air Mobility Systems

Mobile, Alabama-based Continental Aerospace Technologies is partnering with VerdeGo Aero Inc. to develop VerdeGo’s Integrated...

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Test & Measurement

Like a Good Neighbor, Impossible Aerospace Flew over to a Nearby Construction Fire to Help Locate Hotspots for First Responders

When a four-alarm fire started burning at a Santa Clara, California construction site down the street from...

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Manned Systems

Dragonfly Will Be NASA’s Next Solar System Explorer

NASA announced that Dragonfly – a dual-quadcopter developed for NASA’s New Frontiers Program – will be sent to Titan: Saturn’s largest moon. Dragonfly, which might be called a...

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Unmanned Systems

MTSI’s Latest Project Gives Fixed-Wing Aircraft Vertical Cargo Lift Capabilities

Modern Technology Solutions, Inc. (MTSI), an engineering services and technology company based in Alexandria, Virginia, has developed an unconventional...

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Connectivity

Artificial Intelligence Could Reduce CV-22 Osprey Maintenance

The Raytheon Company is testing a new artificial intelligence (AI) tool developed to help determine when the multi-mode radar installed on U.S. Air Force CV-22 tiltrotor...

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Aerospace

Alakai Technologies Unveils the World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Urban Air Mobility Vehicle

Alakai Technologies Corporation has unveiled a new urban air mobility (UAM) vehicle. “Skai,” Alakai Technology’s electric vertical takeoff...

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Automotive

Raytheon, UTC Merger Will Direct $8B R&D Budget Toward Hypersonics, Cybersecurity, AI, and Next-Gen Connected Aircraft

Almost exactly seven months after United Technologies Corporation (UTC) completed its acquisition of Rockwell Collins...

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Manned Systems

Deloitte Issues Report on Viability of EVTOL UAM Transportation

In a new report, New York City-based consulting and advisory firm, Deloitte Global suggests while that there has been progress in the development of electric vertical take-off...

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Test & Measurement

Cepton Technology’s Newest Highspeed Lidar Sensor Can Spot a Tow Hitch on a Vehicle Traveling 50 Miles per Hour

Cepton Technologies, Inc., a San Jose, California-based 3D lidar developer, has added a line scanning lidar (light...

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Manned Systems

Boeing’s CAV Makes First Outdoor Flight

Boeing has successfully completed the first outdoor flight test of its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV). The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operated in a safe...

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Sikorsky’s Autonomous Black Hawk Helicopter Takes Flight

Lockheed Martin Corporation subsidiary Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation tested a new full-authority, fly-by-wire flight control technology kit for the first time on a Sikorsky...