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Sagitta enters integration phase

28th November 2013 - 11:31 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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Cassidian’s next-generation UAV design project, Sagitta, has entered into an integration phase ahead of its maiden flight in 2015, the company has revealed.

The move means integration of the first software and hardware components have started, which will enable the company to study the aerodynamic behaviour of the aircraft’s blended wing configuration. Production of the first structural carbon fibre components started earlier this year.

Sagitta aims to bring together the company and other research institutes to test technologies that are required for autonomous flight. It involves the development of a 1:4 scale demonstrator that will be used to research different

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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