Announcements

Goldeneye 100 Passes Initial Tests

Posted 4 Oct 2003 at 02:38 UTC by The Swirling Brain Share This

NewScientist.com says that a new type of UAV called the Goldeneye is capable of hovering like a helicopter and flying like a plane and has passed initial testing. Aurora Flight Sciences developed the Goldeneye 100. It is powered by a ducted-fan engine and looks like a big 50 gallon type drum with a fan inside and fins. In can take off vertically and then roll to it's side to fly horizontally like a plane. The craft can be controlled by a ground crew or fly autonomously. The likely uses for this craft are high-flying reconnaisance, surveillance, and target aquisition missions. This is yet more evidence that future flight will not be piloted!

See more of the latest robot news!

Recent blogs

21 Aug 2015 mwaibel (Master)
9 Aug 2015 Petar.Kormushev (Master)
6 Aug 2015 shimniok (Journeyer)
6 May 2015 spirit (Journeyer)
28 Feb 2015 steve (Master)
19 Feb 2015 Flanneltron (Journeyer)
14 Nov 2014 Sergey Popov (Apprentice)
14 Nov 2014 wedesoft (Master)
5 Aug 2014 svo (Master)
3 Jul 2014 jmhenry (Journeyer)
X
Share this page