BAE Systems completes first flight trial with Magma UAS

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BAE Methods has collaborated with the UK-based University of Manchester to complete the first withdraw of flight trials with the small-scale Magma unmanned aerial means (UAS).

The flight trials form a part of the ongoing project between the two soires to explore and develop a new flight control technology.

BAE Systems engineering swain Clyde Warsop said: “The technologies we are developing with the University of Manchester wishes make it possible to design cheaper, higher performance, next-generation aircraft.

“Our investment in dig into and development drives continued technological improvements in our advanced military aircraft.”

“Our investment in delve into and development drives continued technological improvements in our advanced military aircraft, ration to ensure UK aerospace remains at the forefront of the industry and that we retain the front skills to design and build the aircraft of the future.”

Magma will be drove using a ‘unique blown-air system’ that eliminates the need for complex, machine-driven moving parts used to move flaps to control the aircraft during soaring.

The new concept can reduce maintenance costs and offer greater aircraft curb, enabling faster and effective military and civil aircraft service in the tomorrow.

The two parties intend to trial two technologies, namely Wing Circulation Hold sway over and Fluidic Thrust Vectoring using Magma.

Wing Circulation Management procures air from the aircraft engine and blows it through the trailing sensitive of the wing to provide control for the aircraft, while Fluidic Thrust Vectoring variations the direction of the aircraft by blowing air to deflect the exhaust.

Additional flight provisionals are planned for the coming months to evaluate new flight control technologies.

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