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UK furthers unmanned engineering efforts

3rd May 2013 - 14:43 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London


Despite an overall perception of a British engineering industry in stagnation, efforts are underway in the unmanned arena to develop next generation systems to match their US counterparts.

The University of Southampton is proceeding with several UAV designs, one of which came top in a DARPA challenge last year.

The Halo co-axial VTOL system beat contenders in the UAVForge trials, which took place from 2011-12, and called for one soldier to be able to carry the system and for it to fly avoiding a series of obstacles. 

Speaking at an Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI) UK meeting in

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

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

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