Surfing the Micro-Wave

Biass, Eric H.
August 2009
Armada International;Aug/Sep2009, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p32
The article discusses the development of unmanned air vehicles spurred by the miniaturization of electronics. It reports recent achievements such as fully autonomous flight mark by the U.S. on the Northrop Grumman Fire Scout, Germany for vertical lift and Israel on weight and space saving while Ultra Electronics is manufacturing an electronic engine. It also reveals continuing work by Aerovironment on the Nano Air Vehicle to build a remote-controlled flying prototype following the principle of the Nano bird.


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