Textron Unveiled New VTOL UAV

Textron Unveiled New VTOL UAV 8 May, 2018

Textron Systems unveiled its X5-55 vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on 1 May. 

The company developed the aircraft to meet requirements for a UAV that is able to take off and land vertically from tight spots while retaining the ability to fly efficiently over long distances. X5-55 uses four independently moving electric-powered rotors. The experimental aircraft was first flown in July 2017. Designed for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance purposes, as well as operate as a communications relay and electronic warfare platform, the UAV can carry a payload of 2,3 kg and has a range of 200 kilometres. 

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