Boeing flight-tested the A160 Hummingbird unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for the first time since it bought the technology as part of its acquisition of Frontiers Systems Inc. in May, Boeing said Sept. 20. Being developed under a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contract, the A160 is an unmanned helicopter designed to fly 2,500 nautical miles with endurance of more than 24 hours and a payload of more than 300 pounds. The successful 80-minute test at an airfield near ...

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