Saturday, July 17, 2021

Is it the end for Dusty Bin?

Dusty Bin

Despite the widely reported Maimi Dade Police trial of the Honeywell T Hawk it seems likely that Pentagon acquisitions chief Ashton Carter may cancel the UAS project.

Not suprising really, we learnt at a UAS event in 2010 the performance figures in real world use of the T Hawk and its easily beaten by many civilian multirotor platforms. Especially in terms of endurance.

Many off the shelf systems could be purchased for touted $200,000 price tag of a single T Hawk.

Perhaps the Honeywell salesforce can continue the push to India.

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.