Report: Lockheed’s Skunk Works Aims to Build Payload Carrying Drone

lockheed martinLockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is building an unmanned aerial system for carrying military payloads, vehicles and supplies, Yahoo News Canada reported Friday.

Scott Sutherland writes Lockheed’s Skunk Works unit derived the idea for the Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System from its Transformer TX program in 2009.

The company is building the multi-purpose, vertical take-off and landing UAS for Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, according to the report.

The drone system is intended to help protect ground troops during warfare, Yahoo News Canada reports.

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