Magma UAV Flies With Blown-Air Only Control

Credit: BAE Systems
BAE Systems says it has successfully maneuvered the Magma unmanned aerial vehicle developed in conjunction with academia solely by using wing circulation control and fluidic thrust vectoring technologies. Magma’s control system used supersonically blown air to control the platform, eliminating the...
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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