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AUVSI 2017: Northwest UAV begins new engine development

2nd May 2017 - 12:00 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London

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The Northwest UAV (NWUAV) NW-44 Multi-Fuel Engine has reached a milestone of 1,000 combat flight hours on board small UAS.

The NW-44 electronic fuel-injected engine is the company's first engine for small UAVs and supports smaller aircraft of around 25Kg for ISR missions. It has been designed specifically for high altitude long range UAVs.

Jeff Ratcliffe, CTO at NWUAV, told Shephard that after its first flight in 2015 the engine has been flown on three different aircraft for one domestic and one international customer.

Off the back of this success the company is now developing the NW-44 into two other

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