Textron’s Hybrid-VTOL UAS Testbed Hints At New Products

Credit: X5-55: Textron Systems
Textron Systems has unveiled a hybrid rotary/fixed-wing vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system (UAS) as an engineering testbed to develop technologies for new products to be launched beginning later this year. The X5-55 is a sub-55-lb.-class, all-electric UAS that combines a...

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