American Dynamics Flight Systems video animation of its AD-150 vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aircraft. The tilt-duct design uses wingtip ducted fans, shaft-driven from the turboshaft engine in the fuselage, for vertical lft and forward propulsion. ADFS is conducting windtunnel and iron-bird rig tests hoping to interest the US Marine Corps in the AD-150 for its Group 4 expeditionary UAS requirement, formerlhy VUAS.

By Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.