Navy receives first hydrogen UAS

Navy receives first hydrogen UAS

The Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, has received the Navy’s first hydrogen fuel cell powered rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS).

The six-rotor UAS ‘Hycopter’ features a blade tip-to-blade tip diameter of 7 feet, a take-off weight of approximately 36 pounds with a five-pound payload, and a flight duration of approximately two and a half hours.

The all-electric platform is powered by an ultralight PEM fuel cell fed with compressed hydrogen gas.

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