What’s New In UAVs: Better Engines, Morphed Wings

Friday, June 13, 2008

At the AUVSI unmanned systems show earlier this week, it was interesting to note all the interest in engine technology for UAVs. … Another interesting development came from Frontline Aerospace, Inc. with its V-STAR™ UAV. The V-STAR™ employs morphing wing technology in the form of extensions at the end of its wings that flip up to handle slow flight conditions.

So far the craft is only a concept, and there is some pooh-poohing about it from the aviation press because the company is a start-up. But there is a 50% scale demonstrator under construction that should be ready next year.