Unmanned Vehicles

SPIE 2011: Laser solution for long-endurance UAVs

27th April 2011 - 21:00 GMT | by Tony Osborne in Orlando, Florida


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A US company pioneering the use of lasers to recharge the batteries of UAVs in flight says such a system could be potentially fielded as early as next year.

LaserMotive is demonstrating the ability to 'power beam' via laser several UAV aircraft, including rotary-wing vehicles, at the 2011 SPIE Defence ...

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