The HQ-55, the newest airframe from Latitude Engineering, recently completed a successfully flight.
This flight marked the completion of a Phase 1 National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR).
On December 12, 2017, the Part 107 compliant aircraft successfully preformed multiple auto-hovers and a short flight.
HQ-55 Phase II
Phase II will involve refinement of the design and testing of the automated launch and recovery from a moving ship. This ship-borne capability will dramatically improve the capabilities of atmospheric and oceanic researchers around the world.
In addition, the vehicle will provide one of the highest payload capacities and range of any part 107 compliant aircraft.
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