Sun, Oct 03, 2010
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news,
though we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have
a bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves
become future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the Day
"The challenge is to duplicate, using hardware and
software, the behavior of the air vehicle when it is flown by a
human. For example, we're installing and testing actuators that
will move the air vehicle's flight control surfaces in response to
commands from a ground control station the same way they would move
in response to commands from a pilot in the cockpit."
Source: George Spongberg, Northrop
Grumman's Fire-X program manager, speaking about Northrop Grumman
Corporation and Bell Helicopter's having moved a significant
step closer to being able to offer military users a vertical
unmanned system that can ferry cargo - either internally or
externally - over extended distances.
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