The Believer twin-motor hobby aircraft during autonomous flight: Vigilant Aerospace Systems
Oklahoma State University (OSU) and Vigilant Aerospace Systems conducted an autonomous, long-distance flight of a small fixed-wing drone using Vigilant’s unmanned traffic management (UTM) and active detect-and-avoid system to monitor the aircraft.
XQ-58A Damaged After Third Test, More Customers Involved
The prototype for the U.S. Air Force’s low-cost, Loyal Wingman concept sustained damage after completing a third flight test on Oct. 9 at the Yuma Proving Ground in Arizona, the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) says.
In a comment that comes closest to acknowledging a likely slide in the launch target for NASA’s Artemis-1 Space Launch System (SLS) test flight, Ken Bowersox, the acting associate administrator for human exploration and operations, says the mission may not lift off until as late as mid-2021.
Boeing, Porsche Partner On Prototype Personal eVTOL
Porsche has become the latest carmaker to embrace urban air mobility (UAM), signing a memorandum of understanding with Boeing to study product development for the premium market for personal air vehicles.
Sales of military aircraft and weapons to Turkey would be prohibited and the country’s arms industry would be sanctioned under new legislation that supports the embattled Kurdish population, two U.S. senators say.