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“Tailsitter” is being developed in the USA - drone of vertical takeoff and landing on the tail

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The US Defense Development Agency announced its intention at the beginning of 2018 g to conduct a “tailsitter” test - a vertical take-off unmanned aircraft with a tail landing, reports MIC with reference to Defense Aerospace.


“Tailsitter” is being developed in the USA - drone of vertical takeoff and landing on the tail


The first tests are planned to be carried out on land, then (by the end of 2018) the device will be tested on the deck of the ship at sea.

“The development of a new Tailsitter has been conducted by the American company Northrop Grumman since the end of last year. The military needs such an aircraft that could take off and land on the landing sites of the Arly Burk-type destroyers and warships of the coastal zone of the LCS project, ”the resource writes.

It is noted that the need for "tailsitters" arose due to the inefficiency of the use of helicopters for long-distance destroyer campaigns. Due to the relatively small radius of flight, helicopters can not always reach the bases on land. In addition, they cannot develop aircraft speeds.

“For this reason, the Agency for Advanced Defense Development has ordered the creation of a new aircraft. Northrop Grumman decided to use the “tailsitter” scheme, since it allows you to create a fairly compact aircraft that could use standard helicopter landing sites for takeoff and landing, ”the publication said.

Northrop Grumman is currently engaged in the assembly of two devices. “All the structural components for assembling the glider of the first vehicle are ready. The final build is scheduled for the first quarter of 2017. Then one of the existing General Electric turboprop engines will be installed on the device, ”the author writes.

According to him, "the aircraft will be made according to the" flying wing "scheme with two coaxially located propellers in the nose, screws with a diameter of about three meters will rotate in opposite directions." Takeoff and landing will be performed vertically on the tail, while the flight will take place in horizontal mode.

The length of the device is about 12 m. It is declared about its ability to transport cargo weighing 226 kg over a distance of 1,1 thousand km. The possibility of installing suspension points for armament on a drone is also being considered.
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  1. igorspb
    igorspb 21 November 2016 17: 53
    +2
    and to whom it will fall on the tail?)))
    1. Persistent
      Persistent 21 November 2016 20: 11
      +18
      I remembered ..... lol

    2. GSH-18
      GSH-18 21 November 2016 20: 14
      +3
      The length of the device is about 12 m. It is declared about its ability to transport cargo weighing 226 kg over a distance of 1,1 thousand km. The possibility of installing suspension points for armament on a drone is also being considered.

      Well, what a cool gizmo, and there is a potential to see .. Perhaps it’s not our sin to try to make such a bat? winked Well, or a little later.
  2. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 21 November 2016 17: 57
    +13
    Returned to old projects.
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 21 November 2016 18: 03
      +11
      in my opinion this is hellish nonsense on the verge of a foul)

      everyone was waiting when he on the video will fly nose forward and not up, but as I thought.

      And during the shy, he fell far beyond the imaginary helipad.

      He introduced himself in the place of a pilot, as he sits on the ground with his back forward)

      He probably thought - why do I need all this, I want to go to Georgia for my wife


      1. Vladimirets
        Vladimirets 21 November 2016 18: 13
        +8
        Quote: s-t Petrov
        everyone was waiting when he on the video will fly nose forward and not up, but as I thought.

        There is such a thing, but in general for the beginning of the 50s a very bold idea.
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 21 November 2016 18: 14
          +2
          surprised mattresses) handsome) was a good start for osprey
        2. Gray brother
          Gray brother 21 November 2016 20: 29
          +2
          Quote: Vladimirets
          There is such a thing, but in general for the beginning of the 50s a very bold idea.

          I am sure that the landing was the most spectacular process - God forbid, the meat grinder will lead to the side
    2. Alex_Rarog
      Alex_Rarog 21 November 2016 18: 03
      +1
      Well, the dust erased the wrapper and changed the way ....
    3. dauria
      dauria 21 November 2016 19: 39
      +10



      This "bold" idea is a hundred years old soon.
  3. gukoyan
    gukoyan 21 November 2016 17: 59
    +4
    Oops ... Everything new is well forgotten old ...
    1. 34 region
      34 region 21 November 2016 18: 24
      +9
      17.59. Gikoyan! Why cut? The same helicopter with a coaxial circuit. He took off, gained speed, lay down on a horizontal course. In the video, of course, the beginning of the path. And so, quite a sound idea for a drone.
      1. askort154
        askort154 22 November 2016 08: 31
        +2
        [Region 34 ..... I took off, picked up speed, lay down on a horizontal course. .....

        What is a horizontal course? stop
        1. 34 region
          34 region 22 November 2016 10: 10
          +1
          08.31. Parallel to the ground. It's all right?
          1. askort154
            askort154 22 November 2016 10: 19
            0
            [34 region ...... 08.31. Parallel to the ground. It's all right?

            Can. I put +. Actually, in aviation this is called "horizontal flight". hi
            1. 34 region
              34 region 22 November 2016 10: 22
              +1
              10.19. Sorry hi I have no side with aviation, so I can. For enlightenment, thanks. hi
  4. hirurg
    hirurg 21 November 2016 18: 00
    +2
    Rave. At x ... east he sits down or something else ... Another cut along the way.
  5. igorka357
    igorka357 21 November 2016 18: 01
    +7
    Right now, the mentor will come running and say ... Russia has already stepped over it a long time ago, and is preparing to master the UAV with landing on its nose and side ...))))
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 21 November 2016 18: 08
      +11
      if the war starts - all the drones that you admire in all topics - will stand in their boxes, because the satellites will be disabled in the first hours of the batch

      This is if you do not use nuclear weapons and in general if there are these hours of kneading - and not everything will be decided in 30 minutes.

      So drones are of course a sensible thing - but for greenhouse conditions and not for war of such giants as the military industrial complex Omeriki and the Russian Federation.

      In peacetime, drive the barmalei, or look into the CTO what is going on on the ground, or frighten offenders to border guards, saving money.

      And if the war then all globalhocks will fall down together with Glonas and Gps in orderly rows, beautifully burning up.




      1. Asadullah
        Asadullah 21 November 2016 18: 20
        +6
        if war begins


        War, war, strife. Small drones will still fly. Percussion is dangerous only in large crowds. By the way, the idea itself is gorgeous, the Americans will give our designers a reap under the tail ....
      2. Phantom Revolution
        Phantom Revolution 21 November 2016 18: 26
        +6
        Quote: s-t Petrov
        if the war starts - all the drones that you admire in all topics - will stand in their boxes, because the satellites will be disabled in the first hours of the batch

        Are you so sure Firstly, if the satellites are launched, then a global nuclear strike will be involved, with all that it implies. Secondly, do you think that work is not going on in these areas, so that the UAV can independently carry out some of the assigned tasks, without orders via satellite communications, for example, in electronic warfare conditions? Think you're the only one so smart?)
        Unmanned aerial vehicles can currently perform specific tasks, this is not a universal thing. But work is going on, starting from the program for remaking if I am not mistaken the A-10 thunderbolt into a drone, tanks and other products that float, fly, dig earth.

        As soon as a working AI is made for a drone, it will be a formidable weapon for, no matter what an ace a person is, but AI will have an undeniable advantage in many areas.
        1. Sergey39
          Sergey39 21 November 2016 20: 42
          0
          World War III will begin in space. Recently there was such an article on many sites.
      3. 34 region
        34 region 21 November 2016 18: 28
        +1
        18.08/XNUMX. St. Petrov! Upstairs aren’t fools. And the war is going on today. Instead of nuclear weapons there are opposition groups armed with small arms but sweeping away the economies of countries without radiation. Such a cheap, environmental weapon. hi If in Syria barmalei then who is on the outskirts?
        1. St Petrov
          St Petrov 21 November 2016 18: 32
          +2
          18.08/XNUMX. St. Petrov! Upstairs aren’t fools. And the war is going on today. Instead of nuclear weapons there are opposition groups armed with small arms but sweeping away the economies of countries without radiation. Such a cheap, environmental weapon.


          Ukroin was captured without tanks and spent the cost of several f-35s on it, yes.

          Are you so sure Firstly, if the satellites are launched, then a global nuclear strike will be involved, with all that it implies.


          I think this is superfluous, a bucket of bolts is waiting in the right orbit (fools are not sitting there). But I admit that a more elegant and possibly cheaper way can be chosen than launching nuclear weapons into orbit in order to turn everything into junk there.

          And there will be no exceptions for satellites - ours is not ours. I think it’s just for our armies to lose satellites is fraught with various consequences and it’s easier for us to take this step

          secondly, you don’t think work is going on in these areas, so that the UAV can independently carry out some of the assigned tasks, without orders via satellite


          positioning by stars will determine? When there are no satellites, I think everything will be covered. And management and geolocation and all at once.

          1. 34 region
            34 region 21 November 2016 18: 45
            +3
            18.32. St. Petrov! But with orientation by stars there are just no problems. Interplanetary stations are guided by them. hi
            1. Homo
              Homo 21 November 2016 19: 52
              +2
              Quote: Region 34
              18.32. St. Petrov! But with orientation by stars there are just no problems. Interplanetary stations are guided by them.

              In the afternoon, in the atmosphere, by the stars? recourse
          2. Phantom Revolution
            Phantom Revolution 21 November 2016 19: 05
            +1
            Quote: s-t Petrov
            But I admit that a more elegant and possibly cheaper way can be chosen than launching nuclear weapons into orbit in order to turn everything into junk there.

            GPS satellite, well guides tactical, ballistic and other missiles. This is a threat to the US nuclear potential, with all that it implies. Unmanned drones will no longer be used, missile forces will speak.

            Quote: s-t Petrov
            I think it’s just for our armies to lose satellites is fraught with various consequences and it’s easier for us to take this step

            Do you understand that all satellites will disappear, from military to civilian?) Does the prospect of launching new ones move to the unpromising future?
            Well, also, do you think that the US and NATO countries will have tanks, ships, planes rooted to the spot without satellites? You should not underestimate the enemy so much, everything worked and will work, but with the amendment that there are no satellites, topographic maps of which have been made by Google, with reference to the terrain and filming of streets is more than enough. (ps another game "pokemon go" infection, in which they walk and shoot videos of objects, the cards are taken, guess who?)
            Do you think that an American soldier or a soldier of another member of the NATO alliance does not go to the toilet without a GPS navigator? Do not overestimate this direction, let there be a "shock", but not long.

            Quote: s-t Petrov
            positioning by stars will determine? When there are no satellites, I think everything will be covered. And management and geolocation and all at once.

            The position can be determined in various ways, they will add Google Meps and will be checked according to the pictures, as an example.
          3. Krabik
            Krabik 21 November 2016 19: 10
            +2
            Everything has already been developed for a long time, satellites simply increase the accuracy of positioning.

            And without them, binding to the terrain, by stars or by the sun.
            An active warhead can steer up to centimeter accuracy towards the target.

            UAVs can now perform simple functions without monitoring from outside, but they are monitored for communication just in case.

            Alas, all this is not with us, but Buran was ...
          4. MarioG
            MarioG 22 November 2016 05: 43
            0
            Quote: s-t Petrov
            When there are no satellites, I think everything will be covered. And management and geolocation and all at once.

            Also, the compass will be covered! ??? To walk so walk laughing
    2. Gray brother
      Gray brother 21 November 2016 20: 35
      +3
      Quote: igorka357
      UAV with landing on the nose, and side ...))))

      Nuacho? Remove it into the protective frame:

      His landing team will catch and drive off to the hangar. lol
      In, I threw the idea for DARPA - use it, striped, while I'm kind. wassat
      1. prosto_rgb
        prosto_rgb 22 November 2016 02: 43
        +2
        only the frame is needed on the gyro-suspension, and not on the 1st axis
        By the way, it has been produced for a long time to examine all kinds of back streets in places of congestion of pipelines and other things in confined volumes
  6. mivmim
    mivmim 21 November 2016 18: 10
    +3
    Being developed in the USA

    That's when
    will be developed
    then we'll see.
  7. igorka357
    igorka357 21 November 2016 18: 17
    +7
    Quote: c-Petrov
    if the war starts - all the drones that you admire in all topics - will stand in their boxes, because the satellites will be disabled in the first hours of the batch

    This is if you do not use nuclear weapons and in general if there are these hours of kneading - and not everything will be decided in 30 minutes.

    So drones are of course a sensible thing - but for greenhouse conditions and not for war of such giants as the military industrial complex Omeriki and the Russian Federation.

    In peacetime, drive the barmalei, or look into the CTO what is going on on the ground, or frighten offenders to border guards, saving money.

    And if the war then all globalhocks will fall down together with glonas and gps slender ranks beautifully burning

    First of all, I don’t admire them, do not distort them, I just say that Russia is far behind in this matter, if the global hawks, raptors and predeitors start to fall and the kirdyk comes to the satellite system, then the planet will not save anything ... if they start to bring down and lower the satellites, then in a moment the rockets will fly ... since there will be no one to wait until his last satellite knocked down, and we still have a dead hand, in Amersky ..))) !!! I didn’t say that UAVs will be saved in a nuclear war ... but in the UAR, Russian shock UAVs would be like mana from heaven right now, but they are stupidly not there! Not everywhere our VKS can, and as we have not always seen !!! Do unmanned heavy flying battleships of 20+ generations, if only by mentality !!! I just don’t understand you, and then why the hell are all the developments? If everything falls apart, then rivet some more lard, yes biplanes with foot drive! tied up, and on the gloanss including ... everything is on electronics, everything is on microcircuits, and all the fools are developing and are developing, and .. )))! Karoche will fight M-16 against Kalash on an unmanned 20+ generation battleship from mentat, which will successfully survive both satellites and EMP ... and in general will defeat everyone!
    1. St Petrov
      St Petrov 21 November 2016 18: 38
      +1
      With your post, I generally agree with this)
      in the SAR Russian shock UAVs right now would be like mana from heaven


      Yes, and I do not say that all this is nonsense - I say that this is nonsense during the war between the USA / China / Russia, and not during greenhouse wars with a maximum of resistance - MANPADS of the Igla system or stinger

      rivet Kalash then a couple of lard, and biplanes with foot drive!


      I think everyone has already riveted, but we still don’t have enough - we’ll crawl with the three-ruler, and look for a helmet without breaking, so that our head is at least dry in the rain, the product will save 57 years from the bullet

      Right now, everything is tied to the zhepse, and including the gloanss ... everything is on electronics, everything is on microchips, and all the fools are developing


      Well, I’m talking about this - all via satellites. In addition to Kalash and M-16 (well, it’s clear that the tanks will also train and the artillery will shoot). A satellite thing is quite fragile and not durable (it is clear that depending on what, but I think the bulk in orbit are products of 10 years or less work). They can’t be updated in case of large-scale kipis and the failure of a large number.

      And I think for a long time everything has been invented and thought out - how to turn off the satellite constellation.

      And all these rocket firing in low orbits to eliminate one satellite is all childish pranks. I think, if necessary, everything will be much more economical, grosser and more efficient

      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 21 November 2016 19: 33
        +5
        "Well, I'm talking about this - everything is via satellites" ///

        Not all. There are backup GPS stations on the ground. Are developing
        duplication through a system of drones in the upper atmosphere.
        If you think global positioning and control is easy to destroy
        miracle atomic electronic warfare, you are very mistaken.
        1. svp67
          svp67 21 November 2016 19: 36
          +1
          Quote: voyaka uh
          If you think that global positioning and control is easy to destroy with the miraculous atomic electronic warfare, you are very mistaken.
          I will believe you if you tell me how you learned to bypass strong ionization after an air nuclear explosion that extinguishes all radio waves.
      2. shinobi
        shinobi 21 November 2016 19: 42
        +1
        There is a very cheap method. Metal fraction is scattered in the orbits of satellite groups. Then, it is true that no one will be able to fly for 10-15 years until self-cleaning occurs. But rockets when it’s purely necessary to work out.
    2. Comrade Glebov
      Comrade Glebov 21 November 2016 20: 02
      +7
      You have not grasped the position of "ura-padriotou". If Russia does not have UAVs, then they are simply unnecessary and ineffective! Better during the next "hybrid" we will assign a couple of the dead Heroes of Russia.
    3. KaPToC
      KaPToC 23 November 2016 15: 40
      0
      Quote: igorka357
      Russia is far behind in this matter

      All of these western UAVs are a class worse than drones of a stupid Soviet period. Yes, the elemental base has stepped far forward, but it’s as an aircraft that all of these traitors and global sciences suck, the level of the Second World War.
  8. Alex_Tug
    Alex_Tug 21 November 2016 19: 30
    0
    Take-off and landing will be carried out vertically on the tail, while the flight will take place in horizontal mode.
    The length of the apparatus is about 12 m. Its ability to transport cargo weighing 226 kg to a distance of 1,1 thousand km is claimed.

    Somehow sorting out the technical conditions. I can offer easier. If anyone needs to contact.
  9. shinobi
    shinobi 21 November 2016 19: 32
    0
    Well, they went around in a circle called. In the 60s of the past they were already sucking up the topic and refused the result. The machine is extremely unstable at the time of take-off and landing. The appropriations will be cut and closed.
  10. Comrade Glebov
    Comrade Glebov 21 November 2016 19: 55
    +16
    I read the comments and vividly present:
    1914 year. England is developing tanks. Comments on military review:
    -Fu, another cut dough!
    -Yes, it was invented even under Da Vinci, again it went in a circle!
    -That's when they do, then we'll talk!
    And everything else is in the same vein ...
    Honestly, it's funny to watch from the outside. When in the Russian Federation they develop some kind of "wunderwaflu" - from all sides shouts of "hurray hurray hurray!", As soon as the mattresses do something - from all sides cries "fu-fu-fu!" Why are you so humiliated? Painfully "censor" reminds. It will be a shame if they do it well (and we honestly admit that they did it well), but we have another babos drinking (which is also not uncommon).
    1. Gray brother
      Gray brother 21 November 2016 20: 42
      +1
      Quote: Comrade Glebov
      I read the comments and vividly present:

      Nehru is here to imagine, it seems I found this ghost with a motor - really Optimus Prime and nephews, the current is still small.

      They mean such a scheme.
      1. Gray brother
        Gray brother 21 November 2016 20: 52
        +2
        Oh damn, sorry, on the tail ...
        Inattentively read the article and did not take into account that everything is done through the tail of tolerant universal people.
  11. Prince of Pensions
    Prince of Pensions 21 November 2016 20: 49
    0
    Technologies allow? Let them do it. What else should the aggressor do? Well, or the budget is sawing.
  12. family tree
    family tree 21 November 2016 21: 04
    +1
    Yes, weed what Let the tail with the screws drum on the deck. Only ping from the pilot from the brain to the trigger, one fig shorter
  13. Manul
    Manul 21 November 2016 21: 12
    +2
    I like the idea. If the mattresses in this area succeed, it will be a shame. We need to develop.
  14. rotor
    rotor 21 November 2016 21: 19
    +4
    Google is developing a similar apparatus for Project Wing that can be used in disaster relief efforts. They carry out reconnaissance and immediately provide emergency assistance to the found victims. Sometimes a bandage delivered on time, a syringe tube with pain relievers, or even a bottle of water helps to save life.



    And there is such an X-wing

  15. masiya
    masiya 21 November 2016 21: 28
    +1
    Judging by the size and carrying capacity - a serious thing, but how are we doing with such developments ???
  16. Mentat
    Mentat 21 November 2016 22: 05
    +2
    Quote: igorka357
    Right now, the mentor will come running and say ... Russia has already stepped over it a long time ago, and is preparing to master the UAV with landing on its nose and side ...))))

    What surprises me is not that you are so narrow-mindedly scurrying around in discussions and do not want to expand it, but that someone else is pounding this mura to you.
    1. Comrade Glebov
      Comrade Glebov 21 November 2016 22: 14
      +1
      Many times I came across your "comments" and came to the conclusion that you are sponsored by "Echo of Moscow" so that Russian patriots would seem outright imbeciles. With your "broadest" outlook and manner of meddling in the discussion, just tighten the toilet bowl nuts ...
  17. Mentat
    Mentat 21 November 2016 22: 13
    +3
    Quote: Comrade Glebov
    I read the comments and vividly present:
    1914 year. England is developing tanks. Comments on military review:
    -Fu, another cut dough!
    -Yes, it was invented even under Da Vinci, again it went in a circle!
    -That's when they do, then we'll talk!
    And everything else is in the same vein ...
    Honestly, it's funny to watch from the outside. When in the Russian Federation they develop some kind of "wunderwaflu" - from all sides shouts of "hurray hurray hurray!", As soon as the mattresses do something - from all sides cries "fu-fu-fu!" Why are you so humiliated? Painfully "censor" reminds. It will be a shame if they do it well (and we honestly admit that they did it well), but we have another babos drinking (which is also not uncommon).

    Your nickname is periodically marked just in mud pouring, preferably indirectly, for all Russians, all Russian, now the audience is VO.

    Meanwhile, you are a banal liar and demagogue. No one writes "fu" precisely because it is an American development. Readers point out what problems were in the way of constructing such devices, and therefore skepticism.

    The United States has a number of successful and successful developments, but to fidget and fawn at the sound of "American!" no one will, because this is servility, that’s just what the level of “censor” is, and simply because a lot of people here are at least minimally versed in the topic.
    1. Comrade Glebov
      Comrade Glebov 21 November 2016 22: 18
      0
      An example in the studio, where I poured mud on Russians))) Saltykov-Shchedrin once said about you and those like you: “There are people who knock on dead Percy with their dead hands, who call out with a cloth tongue,“ Ring out victory! ” and with gaping hollows instead of eyes peep out the surroundings: who does not knock on the Percy and cry out with them? .. "
      If you really are such a patriot as you want to be seen, then "filter the bazaar", do not at least expose yourself as a hack and place. If you are an agitator by contradiction, then all that remains is to praise your skill.
  18. doubovitski
    doubovitski 22 November 2016 01: 21
    +1
    Quote: c-Petrov
    in my opinion this is hellish nonsense on the verge of a foul)

    everyone was waiting when he on the video will fly nose forward and not up, but as I thought.

    And during the shy, he fell far beyond the imaginary helipad.

    He introduced himself in the place of a pilot, as he sits on the ground with his back forward)

    He probably thought - why do I need all this, I want to go to Georgia for my wife

    Four-lobed keel will make a bad joke - it will turn over when landing not on the deck. Three lobed does not swing on any surface. And it will be stable. In addition, drag decreases.
  19. doubovitski
    doubovitski 22 November 2016 01: 30
    +1
    Quote: Gray Brother
    Quote: igorka357
    UAV with landing on the nose, and side ...))))

    Nuacho? Remove it into the protective frame:

    His landing team will catch and drive off to the hangar. lol
    In, I threw the idea for DARPA - use it, striped, while I'm kind. wassat



    And put him in a barrel, even better. It does not get wet, does not freeze, and the design remains secret. Do not peep ....
  20. Zlyden.Zlo
    Zlyden.Zlo 22 November 2016 02: 11
    0
    Another cut dough
  21. Samarin
    Samarin 22 November 2016 04: 53
    +3
    Quote: Zlyden.Zlo
    Another cut dough

    another moronic comment