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July 17, 2014

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1:00 PM | A Drone For Dangerous Missions
As early as next year, the Depart­ment of Defense will test-fly an entirely new type of combat drone. The craft is called Ares, for Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System, and it’s designed to take off and land vertically. Unlike airplane-esque drones, which are cumbersome to launch and land, Ares could drop into a tight spot, unload supplies or rescue soldiers, and then zip up and away. The remote-controlled prototype, now under construction by helicopter manufacturer Pia­secki […]
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