Al-Musallh Magazine is specialized in defensive, armament, strategic matters and national security

Egypt Defence Expo 2018

Egypt Defence Expo 2018

Cairo, Egypt3 – 5, Decemper, 2018 Held under the patronage of His Excellency, President Abdel Fattah El Sisi, President of The Arab Republic of Egypt, The Supreme Commander of The…

Read more

Russian Bagulnik air defense system successfully passes its tests

Russian Bagulnik air defense system successfully passes its tests

The government tests of the promising Russian anti-air “Bagulnik” system have been successful. A spokesman for the company “Rustic” The branch of “micro systems” in the company is the one…

Read more

11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018

11th International Helicopter Industry Exhibition HeliRussia 2018

Moscow, Russia24 – 26, May, 2018 HeliRussia, an annual expo, is the main Russian event in the helicopter industry. In Moscow, it takes place in the pavilion 3 in the…

Read more

Defence Satellites 2018

Defence Satellites 2018

Paris, France5th - 7th June 2018 The Satellite industry is developing at a rapid pace currently due to the greater need for connectivity, imagery, surveillance and bandwidth across the globe.…

Read more

Boeing today unveiled a new unmanned electric vertical-takeoff-and-landing (eVTOL) cargo air vehicle (CAV) prototype that will be used to test and evolve Boeing's autonomy technology for future aerospace vehicles. It is designed to transport a payload up to 500 pounds

for possible future cargo and logistics applications.

 

"This flying cargo air vehicle represents another major step in our Boeing eVTOL strategy," said Boeing Chief Technology Officer Greg Hyslop. "We have an opportunity to really change air travel and transport, and we'll look back on this day as a major step in that journey."

In less than three months, a team of engineers and technicians across the company designed and built the CAV prototype. It successfully completed initial flight tests at Boeing Research & Technology's Collaborative Autonomous Systems Laboratory in Missouri.

Boeing researchers will use the prototype as a flying test bed to mature the building blocks of autonomous technology for future applications. Boeing HorizonX, with its partners in Boeing Research & Technology, led the development of the CAV prototype, which complements the eVTOL passenger air vehicle prototype aircraft in development by Aurora Flight Sciences, a company acquired by Boeing late last year.

"Our new CAV prototype builds on Boeing's existing unmanned systems capabilities and presents new possibilities for autonomous cargo delivery, logistics and other transportation applications," said Steve Nordlund, Boeing HorizonX vice president. "The safe integration of unmanned aerial systems is vital to unlocking their full potential. Boeing has an unmatched track record, regulatory know-how and systematic approach to deliver solutions that will shape the future of autonomous flight."

Powered by an environmentally-friendly electric propulsion system, the CAV prototype is outfitted with eight counter rotating blades allowing for vertical flight. It measures 15 feet long (4.57 meters), 18 feet wide (5.49 meters) and 4 feet tall (1.22 meters), and weighs 747 pounds (339 kilograms).

Chicago-based Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.

Pin It

User Rating: 0 / 5

Star InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar InactiveStar Inactive
 

Subscribe to our Mailing List

register and receive the latest news and events

Who's Online

We have 605 guests and no members online

Al-Musallh Calendar

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30