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Shape-shifting Transformers for Recon and Attack: AeroVironment Switchblade

The latest generation of loitering munitions start their mission as a projectile fired out of a tube, then unfold wings during flight to begin cruising under their own power. The UAV must be able to withstand G forces of up to 80-85Gs in the launch phase of what may be a prolonged flight lasting 30 to 40 minutes. It was reported in the # 20 - 20 - 3 OCTOBER 2020 issue of the Unmanned...


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