The Rotary-Bat (R-Bat) unmanned helicopter system conducts a flight test from Yuma Proving Grounds, Arizona (Photo: Northrop Grumman)
The Rotary-Bat (R-Bat) combines Yamaha's RMAX airframe with Northrop Grumman's autonomous control and cutting-edge sensors used for intelligence gathering
Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA, are teaming up to develop a small, unmanned autonomous helicopter system. The Rotary-Bat (R-Bat) is aimed at a range of applications in both urban and rural areas, including search and rescue, power line inspection, border patrol and forest fire observation.
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