19 iunie 2019

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A rapidly maturing unmanned VTOL industrial base is pushing its platforms into contention for naval test and procurement programmes where it was thought only fixed-wing capabilities would suffice. Catapult-launched fixed-wing systems, while capable of greater endurance, also bring their own footprint, an issue when embarked on naval vessels where real estate is at a premium. Unmanned VTOL aircraft come with a much smaller requirement in this regard, and are poised to potentially capture ground [...]