UAS Advanced Development:
AeroVironment was contracted by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) to develop a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft that can quickly deliver or retrieve cargo. SkyTote is designed with a payload capacity of 50lb, a cruise endurance of 1.5 hours, and can travel at a speed of up to 200kts, can hover at altitudes up to 2,500 feet and cruise at 10,000 feet. This unique UAS is configured to utilize helicopter control in hover mode and conventional aircraft control while in forward flight.
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