AFWerx Challenge Showcases High-Speed VTOL Concepts

In Bell’s HVSTOL concept the proprotors stop and fold to enable higher speed than a traditional tiltrotor.
Credit: Bell
Few ideas in aerospace have been tried and have failed as often as high-speed vertical-takeoff-and-landing. Undeterred by the scores of past dead ends, the U.S. military is trying again, this time through a challenge organized by the U.S. Air Force’s AFWerx innovation unit. The High-Speed Vertical...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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