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Experimental Hybrid Drone Transforms in Flight

Looking for new ways to give situational awareness to soldiers, researchers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory have developed an experimental hybrid unmanned aerial vehicle that transforms in flight. Weighing just over half a pound, the UAV tilts its rotors to go from hovering like a helicopter to speeding along like an airplane. In transforming from hovering to horizontal flight, the hybrid UAV offers agility and mission flexibility.