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Category: Rotor

US gifts Soviet-designed helicopters to Ukraine
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This latest package is the 11th drawdown of equipment from the US Department of Defense’s inventories for Ukraine since August 2021.

Northrop Grumman deploys new autonomous helicopter
Rotor

The aircraft will initially be used aboard the US Navy's USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) by Sea Combat Squadron 22, Detachment 5.

Ingenuity again exceeds expectations in ‘most complex’ 10th flight
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NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter has successfully completed its 10th flight, and has now travelled a total of one mile in distance, or over 1.5 kilometres.

Ingenuity completes eighth successful flight on Mars to another brand new landing zone
Rotor

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars helicopter has successfully completed its eighth flight on the Red Planet, as the space agency continues to push the rotorcraft to test the upper extent of its abilities. In its eighth flight, Ingenuity flew further than engineers at NASA’s California-based Jet Propulsion Laboratory expected to be possible, as the helicopter again defied

GE, Safran extend joint venture to develop sustainable engines
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GE and Safran have announced the extension of their joint venture until 2050 to continue developing future engines that could reduce carbon emissions by a further 20 per cent. Together, the companies have unveiled their new program, CFM RISE (Revolutionary Innovation for Sustainable Engines), which will launch new sustainable technologies for future engines, which they

Listen: First audio recording of Mars helicopter revealed as new demonstration phase begins
Drones

NASA has confirmed that its groundbreaking Mars helicopter Ingenuity has successfully completed its fifth test flight, and revealed the first audio clip taken of the rotorcraft buzzing through Martian skies. According to NASA, its Perseverance rover on Mars was able to use its SuperCam microphone to record the first ever audio clip of an aircraft

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