Sunday, February 8, 2009 Harry Weisberger Savings of up to 40 percent on jet fuel for the Rolls-Royce 250 turbine-engine family? That is the prospect offered by Frontline Aerospace, said company CEO Ryan Wood in describing an emerging aviation technology called gas turbine recuperation. Frontline’s patent-pending product, MicroFire, extracts waste heat from turbine-engine exhaust gases
August 5, 2008 — The V-STAR unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) offers next-generation solutions for frontline military logistics and related multi-role endurance missions. Providing commanders with a VTOL-Swift Tactical Aerial Resource – V-STAR provides vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), transitioning to fixed-wing flight and able to reach mission areas up to three times faster than helicopters.
August 1, 2008 — Unmanned aircraft can hover, land like a helicopter. It’s expected to have the functionality of a helicopter but be much faster, making Frontline Aerospace’s “flying Humvee” the next wave of unmanned aircraft. “It’s very quick and quiet,” said Ryan Wood, Frontline Aerospace Inc.’s chief executive. The private Broomfield-based company was formed
Sunday, June 29, 2008 Frontline Aerospace, Inc., unveiled at AUVSI 2008 a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft configuration called V-STAR. The company is implementing this design concept in a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, associated with the MicroFire gas turbine fuel-efficiency technology also developed by the company. The system is extracting heat
June 23, 2008 — A half-scale demonstrator of a ducted fan vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle called the VTOL Swift Tactical Aerial Resource (V-STAR) could be flying next year, according to its developer. Design Intended to Resupply Troops on Battlefield Using two Rolls-Royce Model 250 series II C20B turboshaft engines, a diamond box
June 19, 2008 — Frontline Aerospace calls its V-STAR (which stands for Vertical-Takeoff-and-Landing Swift Tactical Aerial Resource) the “Humvee of the air,” but not because it can ferry soldiers around like one of the big jeeps. It’s a versatile unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) capable of filling a variety of roles depending on how it’s loaded.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 V-STAR™ can execute vertical take-offs and landings, and is quieter than a helicopter. Dubbed a flying Humvee by Ryan Wood, CEO of Broomfield Colo.-based Frontline Aerospace, the robotic vehicle can fly 600 to 1,000 miles carrying a full cargo of 400 pounds. Code named V-STAR™, the autonomous aircraft, which can execute
Tuesday, June 17, 2008 A half-scale demonstrator of a ducted fan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) called the VTOL Swift Tactical Aerial Resource (VSTAR) could be flying next year. The developer, Frontline Aerospace, says the aircraft “is intended to resupply troops on the battlefield with ammunition, water and food, with a
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
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