BAE Systems and Embraer are to collaborate on a study into potential military applications for the electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft being developed by the Brazilian company’s Eve urban air mobility unit.
The Department of Defense granted Northrop Grumman a contract to start reconfiguring four US Air Force (USAF) EQ-4 Block 20 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) with sensors for tracking hypersonic missiles during tests.
General Atomics Aeronautical Systems unveiled a new medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned air vehicle on 9 December that can take off and land in as little as 500ft, including from dirt runways or aircraft carriers.
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