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X-61A made to wait for first recoverable flight test

8th April 2020 - 12:00 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


Dynetics has revealed that the reshaping of flight test activities at the US Army’s Dugway Proving Ground, Utah, has led to a delay of a first recoverable flight for the X-61A Gremlins Air Vehicle.

DARPA manages the Gremlins programme in partnership with Dynetics as the industry lead. The manufacturer has already used Dugway for an initial flight test, in which the reusable UAV demonstrator was successfully launched from a C-130A and spent more than 90 minutes in free flight. The test vehicle was subsequently lost during post-flight activities when the extraction of a parachute failed.

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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