The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Marine Corps Warfighting Laboratory have begun experimenting with an extremely low-cost resupply drone that can be made out of plywood or aluminum. The drones, designed by Logistic Gliders Inc., are 10.4-feet long with a 23-foot wingspan and a payload capacity of up to 700 pounds. Flying at speeds of up to 135 knots (about 155 miles per hour), these drones can fly and land autonomously using GPS guidance after being deployed from the rear of cargo aircraft. (Photo courtesy of Logistic Gliders Inc.)
See the wooden drones soar in the video below:
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