Thunderpig’s Mirror

UAV Helicopter "Hummingbird Warrior"

Posted by Thunder Pig on April 7, 2008

Helicopters are familiar sights in the sky, and recent years have seen a variety of unmanned helicopter options introduced into the market. Boeing’s entry lays a breathtaking challenge before the field: what could the military do with a helicopter-like, autonomously-flown UAV with a range of 2,500 nautical miles and endurance of 16-24 hours, carrying a payload of 300-1,000 pounds, and doing it all more quietly than conventional helicopters? For that matter, imagine what disaster relief officials could do with something that had all the positive search characteristics of a helicopter, but much longer endurance.

Enter the A160 Hummingbird Warrior

Paint these fellas a bluish color and they’d be almost invisible…and hiding places few and far between for the bad guys.

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