UK SME Blue Bear has put a 20-drone swarm through its paces.
D-Dalus funding runs dry
The D-Dalus UAV programme needs two million euros to continue development after funds dried up, more than four years after it was first shown at the Paris Air Show in 2011.
Parent company Innovative Aeronautics Technologies (IAT21) said it was pursuing alternative projects using similar lift systems developed for D-Dalus for the rotorcraft industry, where interest from an unnamed helicopter manufacturer could bring potential investment.
Should a deal be struck for the rotor project resources could then be put into the UAV programme, according to David Wills, business director IAT21.
‘We need two million euros to make the UAV work. …
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