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rotorcraft

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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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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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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 Nov. 3, 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

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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 Dec. 27, 2011

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Monocopter design takes cues from maple seeds

What some helicopters do with two or more blades this one does with just one--and it's inspired by nature's spiraling maple seed.

By Oct. 21, 2009

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Photos: Aviation lovers flip over Oshkosh air show

AirVenture is the largest annual air show in the U.S., with planes of all shapes and sizes.

By Jul. 31, 2007

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Boeing touts heli-blimp for heavy lifting

When it's airworthy, the JHL-40 will float like a balloon, tote like a helicopter, and look like something out of 1930s sci-fi.

By Jul. 9, 2008

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Photos: On the ground and in the air at Farnborough Air Show

The trade show is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

By Jul. 18, 2008

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Rudolph no longer a radar-nosed reindeer

The FAA says nose of Santa's favorite sleigh-guider has been outfitted with new satellite-based avionics that will let St. Nick more safely deliver toys to tots.

By Dec. 24, 2010