Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System and Transformer
Origin: United States of America
Lockheed Martin* and Piasecki Aircraft (*) lead contractor
Parent System: ARES
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 2020
Maiden Flight: 2017
Total Production: ?
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Description: The Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES), formerly known as Transformer, is a high-speed, vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle funded by DARPA to meet the Pentagon requirement for terrain-independent cargo transportation in support of small military units. The aircraft design combines a flying wing and a tilt-rotor propulsion configuration including two ducted fans. The high mobility ARES aircraft can transition between a fixed-wing aircraft and helicopter to meet the VTOL requirement. The first prototype has been developed by Lockheed Martin Skunk Works and Piasecki Aircraft. The ARES maiden flight is expected in the fall of 2017.
Number of Engines: 2
Wingspan: 41 foot (12.5 meter)
Ceiling: 20,000 foot (6,096 meter)
Radius of Operation: 175 mile (152 nautical mile)
Top Speed at High Altitude: 195 mph (170 KTAS)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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on 18 Oct 2016
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