Autonomous cargo aircraft study presented by US Army’s logistics agency

The US Army has expanded its early search for a future unmanned cargo aircraft to include concepts offering twice the speed of conventional helicopters.

The army’s Logistics Innovation Agency (LIA) has asked contractors to submit ideas for a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft that could deliver cargo autonomously.

The unmanned, VTOL aircraft must fly faster than 250kt (462km/h), or at least 70kt faster than the Boeing CH-47 Chinook, as stated in LIA’s request for information.

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Source: Flight Global

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