UK Navy Challenges Industry For Heavy-Lift UAS

A new autonomous platform could take over from Navy helicopters currently in service.
Credit: ©UK Ministry of Defence CROWN COPYRIGHT, 2021
LONDON—The UK Royal Navy has issued a challenge to industry to accelerate the development of an autonomous, heavy-lift uncrewed air system. The Navy’s Heavy Lift Challenge (HLC) is making £20 million ($28 million) in funding available to industry to support the development of the platform, which...
Tony Osborne

Based in London, Tony covers European defense programs. Prior to joining Aviation Week in November 2012, Tony was at Shephard Media Group where he was deputy editor for Rotorhub and Defence Helicopter magazines.

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