micro air vehicle

May 1, 2017
By George I. Seffers
The various components of the so-called electronic backpack are designed to stimulate the dragonfly’s flight control neurons.

Researchers are planning the inaugural test flight of a cyborg dragonfly, a brand-new type of micro aerial vehicle. Harnessing the power of nature, the hybrid system is smaller, lighter and stealthier than most man-made systems and could prove valuable for military reconnaissance and a variety of other missions. 

Scientists with The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), Ashburn, Virginia, are partnering on a Draper-funded project known as DragonflEye

September 20, 2012
George I. Seffers

Honeywell International, Albuquerque, N.M., is being awarded an $8,286,161 contract for post-production support services for the RQ-16B T-Hawk Block II Micro Air Vehicle. The RQ-16B is a rugged, field-repairable, single operator, vertical launched, unmanned air system that supports explosive ordnance disposal technicians and is currently used in theater to support Operation Enduring Freedom. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Indian Head Division, Indian Head, Md., is the contracting authority.