2Excel Aviation and Israel Aerospace Industries have demonstrated the latter’s Maritime Heron unmanned air vehicle in pursuit of UK requirements including supporting civilian search and rescue operations.
Head of future programmes at US defence giant outlines technologies that could be brought to a potential Global Hawk successor, loyal wingman UAV, or next-generation maritime rotorcraft – but only once the requirements are there.
Crew error and a misunderstanding of the aircraft’s control logic caused a Northrop Grumman RQ-4B Block 40 Global Hawk unmanned air vehicle (UAV) to overshoot a runway and crash in a field 6.8 miles (10.9km) away.
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