Airbus Flies Sagitta Diamond-Wing UAV Airbus Defense and Space has flown a stealthy unmanned aircraft at a test range in South Africa. The Sagitta subscale demonstrator was developed with German universities and institutes under a national research project focused on autonomous flight control and other advanced technologies. The quarter-scale aircraft, a flying wing 3 m (10 ft.) in length and span, made a 7-min. autonomous flight on July 18, completing a preprogrammed course over the ...

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