Boeing is developing a cargo drone weighing a third of a ton

As representatives of Boeing, the Corporation is actively working to create a cargo drone with vertical takeoff and landing with a lifting capacity of 225 kg.

The new drone has eight rotors, which rotate in opposite directions. Its dimensions (length, width, height) 4.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 m, weight 340кг. It was designed and built in just 3 months a team of one division of the company Horizon X.

The aircraft has already completed the first phase of testing in the laboratory, Boeing Research & Technology in Missouri. Currently, its remote-controlled version is used as a flying platform for the development of Autonomous technology and electric drive. It will complement other passenger aircraft with vertical takeoff and landing, which is developing a “daughter” of the Boeing company Aurora Flight Sciences.

Source — Boeing

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