Darpa Pulls Plug On Aurora’s Hybrid-Electric VTOL X-Plane

Credit: Lightning Strike: Aurora Flight Sciences
In a blow for advocates of electric propulsion, Darpa has canceled plans to build and fly Aurora Flight Sciences’ XV-24A LightingStrike hybrid-electric, high-speed vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) X-plane. The agency cites growing commercial interest and the lack of a service partner with which...

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