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A160T demonstrates USMC resupply capability

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 22, 2010
The A160T Hummingbird during its sling-load cargo demonstration. (Boeing)
The A160T Hummingbird during its sling-load cargo demonstration. (Boeing)

An unmanned Boeing A160T Hummingbird has successfully demonstrated its ability to meet the US Marine Corp’s vertical unmanned resupply capability requirement during a demonstration in Utah on March 9-11.

Boeing says the A160T met or exceeded all of the USMC’s requirements, including delivering at least 1250kg of cargo from one simulated forward-operating base to another 75nm away in well under the required six hours, and carrying 625kg sling loads over two 270km round trips, with the A160T operating autonomously on a pre-programmed mission.

The 11m long A160T has already demonstrated an unrefuelled endurance of more than 18 hours and its ability to hover at 20,000 ft.

A160T demonstrates USMC resupply capability

written by australianaviation.com.au | March 22, 2010
The A160T Hummingbird during its sling-load cargo demonstration. (Boeing)
The A160T Hummingbird during its sling-load cargo demonstration. (Boeing)

An unmanned Boeing A160T Hummingbird has successfully demonstrated its ability to meet the US Marine Corp’s vertical unmanned resupply capability requirement during a demonstration in Utah on March 9-11.

Boeing says the A160T met or exceeded all of the USMC’s requirements, including delivering at least 1250kg of cargo from one simulated forward-operating base to another 75nm away in well under the required six hours, and carrying 625kg sling loads over two 270km round trips, with the A160T operating autonomously on a pre-programmed mission.

The 11m long A160T has already demonstrated an unrefuelled endurance of more than 18 hours and its ability to hover at 20,000 ft.

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