DARPA’s Ship-Based Tern Harks Back To Tailsitting VTOL Concept

Credit: Northrop Grumman
As the Pentagon’s advanced research arm, DARPA shows few concerns about revisiting ideas that did not work. Technology advances, the rationale goes, so what failed yesterday could succeed tomorrow. The latest old idea to be dusted off is the tailsitter vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) aircraft. A...

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