Is the Eagle Eye UAV Making a Come-Back?

X-247 armed drone model

BreakingDefense is reporting the Marines are looking for a large tilt rotor UAV with Reaper MQ-9 like capabilities.

This might sound familiar because a big part of the DeepWater program was a tilt rotor UAV called the Eagle Eye.

Reaper is a relatively large UAV with a  max. takeoff weight of 10,494 lb (4,760 kg). That is about a thousand pounds more than an MH-65 and more than four times the size of the Eagle Eye. Still, if the Marines do succeed in creating a vertical take-off UAV, it may be something the Coast Guard will want to use.

Bell Eagle Eye tiltrotor UAV

2 thoughts on “Is the Eagle Eye UAV Making a Come-Back?

  1. Pingback: Bell V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor–The Eagle Eye Look-a-Like | Chuck Hill's CG Blog

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