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A160 Hummingbird  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Maiden Flight: 2002
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: A160T
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Boeing
Parent System: A160 Hummingbird
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Maiden Flight: 2002
Total Production: ?
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Description: The A160 Hummingbird is a four-blade, vertical take-off and landing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) suitable for urban areas which flight development began in November 2002. The aircraft was designed and developed originally by Frontier Systems, Irvine, California. Frontier Systems Inc. was acquired by Boeing in May 2004. The Hummingbird program is being funded by DARPA. The A160 Hummingbird unmanned helicopter will be capable of flying 2,500 nautical miles with endurance in excess of 24 hours and a payload of more than 300 pounds. US and international military forces will benefit from surveillance, reconnaissance, target acquisition, communication relay and precision re-supply provided by this innovative aircraft.

On 10 August 2005, Frontier Systems Inc, a Boeing subsidiary, was awarded a $50 million contract for an Advanced Concept Technology Demonstration (ACTD) of the A-160 Hummingbird Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to assess the military utility and affordability of a long-range VTOL UAV employing a wide variety of adaptable payloads. The demonstration program was expected to be complete by August 2008. The A160T is a turbine-powered variant of A160 Hummingbird unmanned aircraft and planned for introduction Spring 2007.

A160 Hummingbird Specifications

Crew: 0
Main Rotor Blades: 4
Length: 10.7 meter (35.1 foot)
Main Rotor Diameter: 11 meter
Ceiling: 9,000 meter (29,528 foot)
Max Range: 4,630 kilometer (2,500 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 72 mps (140 KTAS)
Flight Endurance: 24 hour (1 day)
Payload: 136 kilogram (300 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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A160 Hummingbird News

There are 10 news between
29 Sep 2004 and 3 Dec 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010US Marine Corps Orders Two A160T Hummingbird Cargo Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Monday, March 15, 2010A160T Hummingbird VTUAV Proves Resupply Capability for US Marine Corps
Tuesday, October 13, 2009Boeing A160T Unmanned Helicopter Flies With Foliage-Penetrating Radar in DARPA Tests
Monday, August 10, 2009Boeing to Demonstrate Unmanned Cargo Aircraft for US Marine Corps
Thursday, December 18, 2008Boeing A160T Unmanned Rotorcraft Shifts Gears in Flight, Passes 100 Flight-Hours
Sunday, May 18, 2008A160T Hummingbird Unmanned Rotorcraft Completes Phase I Flight Tests
Friday, September 28, 2007Boeing Completes Eight-hour Flight of A160T Hummingbird
Monday, June 18, 2007Boeing Completes First Flight of Turbine-Powered A160 Unmanned Helicopter
Tuesday, June 21, 2005Advanced Autonomous Flight Control for UAVs
Wednesday, September 29, 2004Advanced Radar for FCS Class IV UAV

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