The partnership that produced the Pentagon’s Perdix swarming drone is on to its next challenge: developing a small unmanned aircraft, called Firefly, that can be launched from a tactical aircraft to fly at Mach 0.8. Perdix is one result of the Beaver Works research collaboration between the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) aeronautics and astronautics department and MIT Lincoln Laboratory. It is an affiliation that has produced several innovative UAVs. On behalf of ...

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