Unmanned Cargo Gliders Advance In Military Flight Tests

Credit: Yates Electrospace
An old idea is gaining new attention as two companies report progress in developing cargo gliders. Waco gliders were widely used during World War II, but in keeping with the times, the latest designs are small, unmanned and disposable. With funding from DARPA and the Marine Corps Warfighting...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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