AVX submits proposal for fly-drive vehicle

  • 15-Jul-2010 11:00 EDT

The AVX TX can convert from ground operations to flight configuration in 60 s providing the tactical performance sought in the DARPA BAA.

AVX Aircraft Co. has responded to a Broad Agency Announcement from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) seeking designs for a tactical fly-drive vehicle known as the Transformer (TX). DARPA's stated objective of the program is “to demonstrate a four-person flyable/roadable vehicle that provides the warfighter terrain-independent mobility. This presents unprecedented capability to avoid traditional and asymmetrical threats while avoiding road obstructions.” The AVX TX controls will provide the non-pilot operator control and navigation systems that are sufficiently intuitive to facilitate the transition from road operations to flight operations. Additionally the AVX TX can be quickly converted to medivac with a vehicle operator, medical attendant and littered patient. Further it can be converted to a resupply vehicle and using a sling can move 1250 lb as an unmanned vehicle or 1000 lb as a manned vehicle with the same 250 nmi range.


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