Monday, June 30, 2008

'Flying Humvee' robot ships supplies to military troops

It seems the military agenda is moving further and further towards the driverless vehicle future. Here's some latest news:

Frontline Aerospace has built a prototype of a driverless aircraft designed to shuttle hundreds of pounds of supplies to soldiers in war zones. The robotic "flying Humvee" vehicle can fly 600 to 1,000 miles, carrying a full cargo of 400 pounds...

...The flying robot is quieter than a helicopter because its fans, or propellers, are enclosed. Wood also noted that its cruising height is 15,000 feet. Dual Rolls-Royce Model 250 gas turbines propel the aircraft at a cruise speed of 288 knots, which is two to three times faster than a helicopter.

"It's like a flying truck!"

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