U.S. Startup Adapts Ekranoplan Concept To Unmanned Logistics

Electric ducted fans blow air under the wing to produce a power-augmented ram effect that reduces takeoff speed and distance.
Credit: Flying Ship
Flying Ship is a U.S. startup that plans to modernize the Russian ekranoplan ground-effect vehicle concept and bring unmanned aircraft technology to maritime logistics while avoiding the onerous burden of aerospace regulation. The Virginia-based company’s first unmanned maritime shipping vehicle is...

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