This Truck-Sized Flying Machine Can Go Where Helicopters Can't 

Israel’s Urban Aeronautics has been working on a concept for a truck-sized flying machine that can go places where even helicopters can’t for over decade. It has always seemed like an intriguing and promising idea, but now, after years of development, it is becoming a reality. Just days ago the futuristic machine,…

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DARPA's Vertical Take Off And Landing Combat Drone Could Revolutionize Naval Combat

Northrop Grumman scored another win this last year after its Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) concept was tapped for full-scale demonstration. The DARPA and Office of Naval Research-led program seeks to give Navy surface combatants, like destroyers and Littoral Combat Ships, fixed-wing aircraft…

This Highlight Reel Of NASA's Morpheus Lander Is Almost Out Of This World

NASA’s Morpheus vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) craft fulfills many science fiction dreams of the last 60 or so years. Maybe one day a scaled-up cousin of it will be able to service extraterrestrial bodies in our solar system. Until then, it is just really cool to watch this thing takeoff, pick a landing spot all…

Diamond's Hybrid Electric Quad Tiltrotor For Civilians Looks Pretty Amazing

Tiltrotors seem to be all the rage these days, with the first civilian example moving steadily closer to production. Even the White House is using them! And now, Austrian manufacturer Diamond Aircraft has announced plans to bring a hybrid electric tiltrotor to the civilian market, and they’re already teasing us with…