British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers » Drone Accelerator
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by on January 3, 2019
The idea of a drone delivering our Amazon orders sounds pretty darn rad, but a key innovation that delivery drones offer is being able to transport supplies to places where they might not otherwise be safely or easily delivered. With this goal in mind, the British Army is currently testing out an unorthodox glider-based drone that could one day be used to resupply troops or deliver humanitarian aid.
The drone is called Stork, and it’s the work of a U.K.-based company called Animal Dynamics. Resembling a paraglider without the human pilot, it’s one of several technologies being explored as part of a competition called the “Autonomous Last Mile Resupply” challenge, which is organized by the U.K.’s Defense Science and Technology Laboratory (DTSL). The aim is to find cutting-edge technologies that could support future military operations.
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