15 Incredible Unmanned Aircraft and Advanced DroneTechnologies

15 Incredible Unmanned Aircraft and Advanced DroneTechnologies

From the decks of military ships to the
atmosphere and further on into space. Unmanned aircraft are taking over
flight for pilots and giving us greater capabilities. This is Glenn and today we
are bringing you 15 innovative unmanned aircraft for the future
and beyond. Number Fifteen Facebook bought Ascenta small
British company in 2014 to build what founder Mark Zuckerberg hoped would
bring internet access to impoverished parts of the world. With drones that
could fly 60,000 feet above the ground while flying four months without landing.
Facebook has made splashy announcements over the last four years about building
a fleet of solar-powered drones with wingspans bigger than a Boeing 737, but
weighing just as much as a grand piano. After a successful test flight in 2016,
the drone initiative project Akia suffered several setbacks, with one test
flight ending with a crash landing, and a broken wing. 2018 Facebook announced it
would no longer build the drones but would instead rely on other companies to
build aircraft. Number Fourteen The Chevelle group focuses on the development testing
and production of the revolutionary cam copter S-100. An unmanned air system that has
a proven capability for civilian and military applications. It operates under
adverse weather conditions, day or night, with a range of up to 125 miles on land
or at sea, and needs no staging area or supporting launch and recovery equipment,
for the vertical takeoff and landing. The S-100 can be operated with a pilot
control unit or automatically via pre-programmed GPS waypoints. And using
fly-by-wire technology, controlled by redundant flight computers, it can
complete its mission in the most complex electromagnetic environments. Number Thirteen Incorporating an innovative modular design concept that combines a short
turnaround time and built-in test functionality. The modified R3 50 was
used as an unmanned test helicopter and included two specific payloads from ESG
using light detection and ranging lidar with an EO IR geo stabilized camera. It
has a max airspeed of 75 miles per hour can deploy multiple payloads at the same
time and because it weighs under 330 pounds
maximum takeoff weight it only needs national certification to be able to fly.
This includes a jet turbine that can be changed in less than 15 minutes and a
propulsion unit that can be replaced in less than 45 minutes. Both of them
running on jet A1 and JP-8 heavy fuels. Number Twelve The magma is an unmanned
aircraft manufactured by BAE Systems which will use a unique blown air system
to maneuver the plane, and will pave the way for future stealthier aircraft
designs. Two methods are used to steer the craft. Wing circulation control takes
air from a jet engine and blows it at supersonic speeds over the trailing edge
of the wing and another system fluidic thrust vectoring uses jets of air to
deflect the engine exhaust which can make the drone change course. When there
are no hinge lines or large moving surfaces of plane is less likely to be
detected by radar with the aim of creating an aircraft that flies without
using any moving surfaces. More trials will be coming in the future. Number Eleven The MQ8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter the Navy hopes will increase the
lethality of the services new combat ships.
According to Northrop Grumman the MQ-8C can take off and land autonomously from
any aviation capable ship and can carry out search and rescue operations,
anti-surface, anti-submarine, and mine warfare. Fire Scout can fly for 11.5
hours for a range of 300 miles by providing targeting data for the LCS’s
over the horizon surface missile. Company plans to upgrade to a new radar and
datalink allowing it to send air to air and surface targeting information to
surface ships. The initial operational capability is expected by the end of
this year and the Navy hopes to have the MQ-8C aboard the LCS fleet early 2020s. Number Ten The MQ-9B Sky Guardian is
produced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Incorporated and is the first
medium-altitude long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft to fly across
the Atlantic non-stop. Piloted by an operator located at its base in Grand
Forks North Dakota the sky guardian flew three thousand seven hundred sixty miles
landing in Fairford Gloucestershire in just 24 hours and two minutes. With a
wingspan of 79 feet and the capability of flying non-stop for over 40 hours
this has an extensively tested collision system and type certification, allowing
for unrestricted operations in any airspace. Number Nine NASA’s Prantle D is
based on a concept that can significantly enhance control and
eliminate the need for a vertical tail while leading to new aircraft designs.
The aircraft could reduce drag by 11 percent with a new method of determining
the wing shape with a twist. The first two subscale aircraft had a 12 and a half
foot wingspan, with number three first flown on October 28, 2015, having doubled
the wingspan, twenty-five feet, of the earlier versions. Each aircraft was radio
operated with a hobby-grade controller and launched with a bungee cord system.
Looking like a giant boomerang and constructed of carbon fiber, fiberglass,
and foam, this is lightweight at 28 pounds, has an airspeed of 18 knots, and a
maximum test altitude of 220 feet. Number Eight Martin’s V Bat Series
aircraft is the only single-engine ducted fan VTOL that can take off and
land from a hover, and can make mid-flight transitions to hover and
stare, at any time throughout a given mission set. The drone is 84 pounds, has a
total flight time of 8 hours with an hour of reserve fuel, has a top speed of
90 knots, a maximum altitude of 15,000 feet, and a maximum range of 350 miles.
Successfully conducting ISR missions it ranges more than 50 miles. The V-Bat
performed at a more strategic altitude and demonstrated its capability of
integrated flight with the tracking antenna. Number Seven The Predator Sea
Avenger drone is manufactured by General atomic aeronautical systems and has
demonstrated its ability to handle itself on an aircraft deck. Including
taxi capability and transitioning from launch to recovery phases. This drone can
integrate with flight deck operations and follow the directions of the
director who can control the drones taxi operations including spreading and
folding the wings, lowering and raising the launch bar, and raising the arresting
hook. The drone can also talk back to the controller and other flight deck
personnel using LED lights that change colors and/or flash to indicate the
aircraft’s operating state or condition and show that they have received a
command. Number Six Making its international
debut at the 2017 Paris Air Show the Night Warden Tactical Unmanned Aircraft
System is manufactured by Textron systems and is the production-ready
version of the Shadow M2 which was first flown in 2012. This unmanned aircraft has
a blended wing and an improved propulsion system that uses a new
reduced noise water-cooled rotary engine that has a higher electrical output than
previous versions with a payload capacity of 130 pounds. It has a range of
683 miles and a top speed of 90 knots. The Nght Warden has already undergone
testing and has 400 flight hours in the Mideast and Asia-Pacific region and in
Europe. Where it demonstrated its ability to operate independent of runways, using
its automated takeoff and landing system, remote taxi system, enhance landing gear,
and air vehicle parachute for emergencies. Number Five The high-altitude
Pseudo-Satellite AAPIS Duo is a solar aircraft manufactured by UAV OS. A 10
meter prototype was made for testing control algorithms including takeoff and
landing and full-scale verification of HAPS Aerodynamics earlier this year. Once
developed the opposite view AAPIS Duo HAPS will be used for a wide range of tasks such
as video surveillance and monitoring, drone communication systems, broadband
coverage, frequency jamming, and target destination. This is intended for
long-term monitoring at various latitudes around the globe and will
serve as a telecommunication hub. That will carry a 2-kilogram payload for up
to 365 days at a latitude of 20 degrees, have a wingspan of 91 feet, a weight 250
pounds, and can perform flights at an altitude up to 65 thousand 600 feet. Number Four 17 the X-37B
a semi secret space plane headed yet again to earth orbit where he can find
the International Space Station and all sorts of commercial and military
satellites. The mission was slated to last 270 days depending on test
objectives, on-orbit vehicle performance, and conditions the landing facility.
According to the Air Force the primary objectives of the X-37B are operating
experiments which can be returned to and examined on earth and reusable
spacecraft technologies for America’s future in space. Tarmac weighing in at
just 11,000 pounds and a wingspan of fewer than 15 feet. It circled the earth
and obscurity for more than half a year before being identified by some amateur
satellite observers. Number Three Developed by the American
Defense Technology Company Northrop Grumman the X-47B is an unmanned combat
air vehicle demonstrator designed for aircraft carrier-based operations. The
X-47B is a tailless blended wing body aircraft capable of subsonic speed,
semi-autonomous operation, and aerial refueling. It has a length of 38 feet, a
wingspan of 62 feet, a range of 2,100 nautical miles, and a maximum altitude of
40,000 feet. Using the hand controller the deck operator can maneuver the X-47B
onto the catapult, run the engine to tension the cat, check the flight
surfaces are clear, and indicate that the aircraft is ready to launch then and
over control to the mission operator below decks. Number Two Sikorsky now owned
by Lockheed Martin is nearing completion of the first UH-60 outfitted with an
aftermarket robotic co-pilot kit. That can help plan and execute missions with
pilot either in the cockpit or remotely operating the aircraft. Sikorsky has
taken a standard UH-60 A and installed fly-by-wire flight controls and
supervised dectatamy, that includes degraded visual environment mitigation
and other technologies. Marking the culmination of about a decade of work by
Sikorsky, the US Army, and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. The
optionally pilot at blackhawk is nearly complete and going through ground check
preparation for flying by the end of the year. The army also plans to build its
own experimental Blackhawk using the technology for potentially using it on
the entire legacy UH-60 fleet. Number One A major victory for Boeing
that has in recent years struggled to win combat aircraft contracts the
company has won the Navy’s tanker drone contract. Bringing the future of unmanned
aircraft carrier aviation to the US Navy with its MQ 25. An unmanned aircraft
system designed for US Navy missions it will provide the needed robust refueling
capability, thereby extending the combat range of deployed Boeing EA-18G Growler
Lockheed Martin F-35 C fighters and the Boeing F-18 Super Hornet. Delivering
carrier aircraft to the Navy for more than 90 years Boeing’s MQ 25 is ready.
The 805 million dollar contract covering the fabrication development design
delivery and testing for stingray aircraft. Hey guys. This is Cassie. I hope you guys enjoyed this video.
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