Unmanned Aircraft to Watch: Heavy-Lift Cargo UAVs

Yates UAV
Yates Electrospace Silent Arrow GD-2000 Flown: 2018 Configuration: Air-launched disposable glider (electric reusable option) Weight: 2,000 lb. Payload: 1,631 lb. Standoff range: 40 mi.
Credit: Yates Electrospace
Interest and activity in developing heavy-payload unmanned cargo aircraft is growing, aimed at creating a responsive logistics capability for commercial and military markets. Potential applications include long-haul point-to-point cargo service and delivery of goods to remote areas. Such uses are...

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