PteroDynamics Awarded US Navy Contract for VTOL UAV Written 25 August 2021


An autonomous aircraft called Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS makes a demonstration flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River November 4, 2020. | Credit: U.S. Navy

Aviation Today reports that the “Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) has awarded PteroDynamics a contract to supply three of its vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) drones for its Blue Water Maritime Logistics UAS program, the company announced in an Aug. 23 press release.” The VTOL UAVs are to be used for long-range cargo transport and have “a Transwing design with wings that fold when the aircraft transitions from lift to forward flight.” 
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