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Sharc VTOL UAV demonstrator


The Sharc (an acronym for "scouting and hunting autonomous rotorcraft") is a rotary unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) demonstrator aimed at European naval requirements.

It is a coaxial helicopter with twin rotors mounted on the same mast and spinning in opposite directions. The program uses technologies originally developed for the canceled Seamos UAV program.

The helicopter is fitted with a redundant flight control unit, a laser altimeter and control and data links. It is designed...

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