A vertical take-off and landing dual ducted fan coanda effect unmanned air vehicle with a 1,000kg (2,200lb) payload capacity has been unveiled by Peterborough, UK-based UAV company Aesir.
Named after the Norse god Hoder, the design is intended to perform logistics transport missions with an endurance of 8h, dry mass of 1,500kg and using JP-8 fuel.
Hoder is the largest of Aesir's range of UAVs. This also includes the 1m (3.28ft) diameter Odin, which has a 1h endurance with a 10kg payload, and the Vidar: a mini version of the Odin with a 100g payload capacity.
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Source: Flight International