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The Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 conducted envelope expansion with a 60 lb payload in tow with plans to expand to 70 lbs, the maximum payload for the vehicle.
The demonstration was in response to PMA-263 Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TRUAS) Challenge. The challenge will be hosted in Yuma, Arizona early next year.
“We’re continuously evaluating how we can provide our military customers with the aircraft they need to execute their missions, and we believe APT is the answer,” said Todd Worden, Manager Advanced UAS Sales and Strategy. “This family of vehicles offers unique goods transportation capabilities, and we are excited to showcase the vehicle’s progress in upcoming demonstrations and for the Marine Corps Unmanned Logistics System-Air mission.”
07/05/2019 | TUM
Automatic landings have long been standard procedure for commercial aircraft. While major airports have the infrastructure necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the aircraft, this is usually not the case at smaller airports.
06/27/2016 | U.S. Army
When an international customer purchases something from the U.S. government, quality assurance plays an important role in ensuring the equipment or service provided meets the same standards required for the American Warfighter.
05/16/2016 | NASA
Aviation’s future is bright … green. That was the environmentally promising message delivered during the Green Aviation Technical Interchange Meeting (TIM), held recently at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.