While perusing the many extraordinary sights and sounds of the 2008 Heli-Expo, ANN's Aero-TV crews got a look at an intriguing helicopter-based UAV program with a number of missions applications and capabilities. Call the CybAero 'Vantage', this UAV is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned helicopter developed by US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). With fully autonomous flight operation and differential GPS navigation, CybAero claims the Vantage can perform a wide variety of missions in both military and commercial applications.
Company's Aerospace Status Hinges On Wins, And Losses
Boeing is using the lull in the KC-X tanker bidding war to put
some subtle pressure on the Pentagon, implying that a loss of the
contract to Northrup Grumman and EADS could add to an erosion of
Boeing's military technology capability.