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BAE Systems Says It can Build Small Drones Through 3D Printing by 2040

by Kathy Jones on July 7, 2014 at 11:43 PM
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 BAE Systems Says It can Build Small Drones Through 3D Printing by 2040

Advances in futuristic technology such as 3D printers could help in the creation of small drones by 2040, British defense and aerospace company BAE Systems has claimed.

It was suggested by the defence firm's scientists and engineers that these unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) could potentially be used as a group of wide-winged aircraft for protracted or enduring surveillance or as rotary-winged UAVs to rescue single civilians or soldiers from dangerous situations, the Guardian reported.

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Nick Colosimo, a futurist and engineering manager at its research and development team in Warton, Lancashire, said that BAE Systems have a rich heritage in research and development and work done by thousands of scientists and engineers.

Although, they don't know exactly what sorts of aircraft technologies will be used in 2040 with any certainty, but it's great to be able to show the public some concepts that might be possible through projecting where today's technology could get to, he further added.
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The defence firm has unveiled the '3D printed UAV' as one of the many futuristic technologies like the 'Survivor', an aircraft that could heal itself or 'Transformer', a long-range aircraft which divides into a number of smaller one, they believe could be incorporated in military and civil aircraft in 2040 or even earlier.

Source: ANI
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