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Israel's Self-Flying 'Cormorant' Whisks Soldiers to Safety
2018-05-26T11:00:00Z - Jack Stewart / Wired
Also watching were representatives from the Israel Defense Forces, the sort of customer Tactical Robotics hopes to sell on the Cormorant’s autonomous capabilities. To counteract that imbalance, Tactical Robotics developed what it calls a vane control system, at the inlet and outlet to each fan. At a demo earlier this month, the Cormorant carried cargo and a medical training mannequin, proving its potential usefulness on the battlefield. For the military, that could be enough to reach the front lines to drop supplies, then bring back injured soldiers. Beyond major modifications to the Cormorant (it’s lying-down room only), that kind of plan requires navigating all sorts of regulatory and tactical obstacles.

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