General Atomics Reveals Sparrowhawk Airborne Launch and Recovery Demonstrator Aircraft

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA – ASI) has revealed its new Sparrowhawk air­borne launch and recov­ery demon­stra­tor air­craft.

GA-ASI said that it will con­duct flight tests of the new air-launched and air-recov­er­able air­craft this week to to demon­strate avion­ics sys­tems and auton­o­my engine.

The ren­der­ing unveiled by the com­pa­ny showed small air­craft pow­ered by two pro­pellers which can be launched from GA-ASI’s larger drone like the MQ-9B SkyGuardian. According to the ren­der­ing, the mother drone will be capa­ble of car­ry­ing four Sparrowhawk demon­stra­tors.

A earlier report on FlightGlobal revealed the Sparrowhawk air­craft as an attri­ta­ble “jet-pow­ered” unmanned air vehi­cle (UAV). The ren­der­ing released at the time showed an air­craft of dif­fer­ent design.

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