The radical 'hairdryer' vertical take off drone with laser weapons US Marines could be using it on the battlefield within a decade



It looks like a futuristic biplane, takes off like a helicopter and could soon be fitted with a radical laser weapon. 
Earlier this year, the first prototype of the LightningStrike, Darpa's vertical take-off and landing experimental aircraft project, took to the air.
Now, more details of its future weapons system have emerged. 
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PLANS FOR THE CONCEPT PLANE Aurora hopes its plane will: 
Achieve a top sustained flight speed of 300 knots (556 km/h) to 400 knots (741km/h).
Raise aircraft hover efficiency from 60 per cent to at least 75 per cent.
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28 September 2016 in Science &Technology, Views: 47
Source: Daily Mail
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