DARPA's ARES consists of a VTOL flight module capable of carrying several different types of detachable mission modules (Image: DARPA)
The ARES VTOL flight module would be capable of carrying several different types of detachable mission modules (Image: DARPA)
Helicopters are an invaluable military resource for transporting supplies, carrying out surveillance and reconnaissance, and evacuating casualties from rugged terrain. Unfortunately, they are also a finite resource. That's why DARPA is looking to share the load with the Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) concept, a compact, high-speed and highly-automated delivery system with vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) capabilities.
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