Raytheon Flight-Tests Air-Launched Effect Variant of its Coyote Drone Written 7 September 2021


Coyote UAS in flight. | Credit: NOAA; Wikipedia; Public Domain

FlightGlobal reports that Raytheon announced September 3 that it has “flight tested the air-launched effect variant of its Coyote drone for the first time.” Raytheon said that as part of the test, the UAV was “launched from a canister on the ground, successfully spread its wings and then established stable flight.” Raytheon said, “All test objectives were achieved, including low-altitude launch, wing and flight surface deployment, and stable air vehicle flight control.” The US Army plans to launch air-launched drones from its “Boeing AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAV, as well as the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft, the service’s next-generation scouting helicopter.”
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