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rotorcraft

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Sikorsky S-97 helicopter shoots for speed with unusual design

It's not every day you see a helicopter that looks like this. But that unconventional rotor placement will help drive the S-97's exceptional speed.

By October 3, 2014

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The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.

By September 20, 2014

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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 February 11, 2014

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MQ-8C Fire Scout robo-copter makes first flight

The B variant has already helped the Navy capture drug smugglers and carry out recon missions in Afghanistan and Somalia. The new MQ-8C is bigger and will pack a bigger payload.

By November 3, 2013

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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 October 6, 2013

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Stock photography's new frontier: hyperlapses and octocopters

Thought stock photography was boring? New visual tools, like hyperlapses and octocopters, are invigorating photographic content.

By October 1, 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 June 8, 2012

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Hummingbird robo-drone gets 1.8-gigapixel camera

The Army is getting ready to ship a trio of A160 Hummingbirds to Afghanistan for a trial run with the Argus sensor system.

By December 27, 2011

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U.S. Army envisions the helicopter of the future

And by future, we're talking 2030. Let's just hope the planners, builders, and budgeteers keep an open mind to how technology evolves over the next two decades.

By December 16, 2011

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Kinect makes your hand a quadrocopter remote

With the right Kinect Xbox controller hack you can steer a remote-controlled quadrocopter with the simple wave of a hand.

By July 5, 2011