Lockheed’s Unmanned X-56A Crashes Lockheed Martin’s X-56A unmanned aircraft was severely damaged in a crash shortly after takeoff from the dry lakebed at Edwards AFB, California, on Nov. 19. The aircraft was on its first flexible-wing flight to test active flutter suppression. The cause of the crash is not yet known. The aircraft, known as Fido and one of two X-56As built for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) by Lockheed’s Skunk Works, had previously made 16 ...

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