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VTOL

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With VTOL X-Planes, DARPA aims for a futuristic lift

The Pentagon's purveyor of far-out ideas wants a new breed of aircraft that's good at both hovering and high-speed cruising.

By Mar. 19, 2014

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Terrafugia's vision for a VTOL flying car (pictures)

Terrafugia, a company focused on building practical flying cars, looks at developing a vertical takeoff and landing flying car.

11 Images By May. 6, 2013

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Turbine-electric hybrid VTOL attack drone flies again

Vertical takeoff and landing make it "runway independent," turbojet makes it one of fastest robo-jets ever.

By Aug. 18, 2009

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How the helicopters of the future are shaping up

The Pentagon is looking ahead several decades toward future fleets of rotorcraft -- and working now to lay the plans for getting there.

By Oct. 6, 2013

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Terrafugia to develop vertical takeoff flying car

The TF-X will build on the company's Transition flying car and will allow drivers to take off and land vertically.

By May. 6, 2013

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DARPA's hot for futuristic helicopter-like delivery drones

The Pentagon is developing unmanned aircraft for supply runs that can be controlled from a mobile phone or tablet -- think of it as Amazon drones in olive drab.

By Feb. 11, 2014

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18-rotor electric helicopter makes maiden flight

Aside from being emission-free, the German-built Volocopter VC200 is a VTOL aircraft that aims to offer a calm and quiet ride.

By Nov. 25, 2013

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Declassified: Air Force plans for a flying saucer

This mysterious saucer from the 1950s was meant to fly at speeds of up to Mach 4. Most mysteriously, it was designed by... Canadians.

By Oct. 6, 2012

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Pentagon grounds entire F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet

Multibillion-dollar program to develop "the most affordable, lethal, supportable, and survivable aircraft ever to be used" hits some turbulence after a crack is discovered in an engine turbine blade.

By Feb. 23, 2013

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U.S. Navy turns to Linux to run its drone fleet

A deal will pay giant military contractor Raytheon about $28 million to install the operating system on its vertical take off and landing (VTOL) drones.

By Jun. 8, 2012