Manufacturer hopes to fly half-scale ‘delivery truck’ UAV in 2009


Saturday, June 13, 2015
Damian Kemp, Jane’s Aviation Desk Editor
San Diego, CA

US private venture company Frontline Aerospace plans to fly a half-scale version of a new logistics and utility vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2009. Speaking at the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) 2008 conference in San Diego on 10 June, Frontline’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Ryan Wood said the VTOL-Swift Tactical Aerial Resource (V-STAR™) UAV was a “delivery truck, a Humvee [HMMWV – high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle] of the air.”