SkyCat can operate at up to 10,000 feet and 120 knots, with an endurance of up to 5 days. Not only that, but it can operate on just about any surface and needs no infrastructure or ground crew.
It sounds like a great business idea, and there’s obviously a lot of business opportunities that it will open up for Hybrid Air Vehicles and their customers. No doubt the military will be interested (in fact according to the BBC News story they have apparently taken a £300M order from the US military) in it as an UAV for surveillance with interdiction, but also with a maximum payload of 1,000 tons it could be used to deliver troops and equipment into unprepared forward operating bases. Which also makes it ideal for humanitarian aid roles.
Sounds like the ideal solution to the business opportunity I presented in Robocop With Wings too.Email This Post