$10M For Unmanned Aircraft That Can Perch Like a Bird

coondoggie writes “Unmanned aircraft maker AeroVironment got an additional .4 million to further develop a diminutive aircraft that can fly into tight spaces undetected, perch and send live surveillance information to its handlers. Last Fall, AeroVironment, got .6 million initial funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the Stealthy, Persistent, Perch and Stare Air Vehicle System (SP2S), which is being built on the company’s one-pound, 29-inch wingspan battery-powered Wasp unmanned system.”

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009 Uncategorized