Engineers unveil futuristic unmanned aircraft concept that uses both fixed and rotary wing flight

Engineers unveil futuristic unmanned aircraft concept that uses both fixed and rotary wing flight
Within the next few decades, armed forces could be using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with adaptable aircraft technologies that alternate between fixed-wing flight and rotary-wing flight. Engineers from BAE Systems together with students from Cranfield University, have revealed a new technology concept – named Adaptable UAVs – which can alternate between the two different flight modes in the same mission. When in rotary wing mode the UAVs can be launched and recovered from battlefields and docked on a special pole.

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Engineers unveil futuristic unmanned aircraft concept that uses both fixed and rotary wing flight