Northrop-Grumman MUVR

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Hi,

http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/defense/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3A27ec4a53-dcc8-42d0-bd3a-01329aef79a7Post%3A99e1416f-006c-472f-82f6-a3247f8ade55#
 

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We've seen the picture before in another topic, and I strongly suspected at the time that this had to do with Scaled Composites. The fact that it is confirmed as a Northrop Grumman project adds some credence to this assumption.
 

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This should be northrop's MUVR. there is also a larger unmanned cargo vehicle called "Wild thing"
 

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finally, via hint from donnage99
 

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http://www.innovatecalifornia.net/Oct%207%20presentations/Gross%20CSA_Briefing_20090925R.pdf
 

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hope no one will be punished?;)
 

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NG has a multitude of variations on MUVR already. They believe that it is very scalable. I am intrigued about the downwash/outwash associated with the concept but think it a great way forward.
 

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Stephen Trimble has discovered Northrop's MQ-X and MUVR, too...)))
http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/the-dewline/2010/08/northrop-grumman-exposes-two-n.html

wonder if it's counterpart of VARIOUS (well, Al was talking of multiply MUVR variants and sizes), or just cargo offshore mover
 

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Finally a more accurate and clear drawing, at http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2010/08/23/346361/northrop-grumman-brief-reveals-mq-x-muvr-concepts.html
 

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Well, Bill S. and Graham W. always did mention original source of their interesting findings. That was donnage99 from here who did find this NG report.
 

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Model of Northrop Grumman MUVR.

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almost makes you think of Vought's ADAM...
Thanks for the heads up on the article.
 

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nice! it looks like MUVR uses two wing lift fans, hard to say if shaft driven or gas-coupled a la XV-5.
 

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LOL, Flateric always finds the coolest stuff. ;D
 

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Possibly a gas turbine generator to drive fan motors.

I'm a big fan of this type of propulsion concept - I think it's going to be a big enabler for UAVs in years to come.
 

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"Northrop Grumman MUVR VTOL Aircraft"
Posted on Jan 9, 2012 in 800HighTech, Military News

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Northrop Grumman has unveiled the current design of its unmanned MUVR fan-in wing high-speed VTOL aircraft at last month’s Quad-A UAS in Washington.

Designed to resupply Navy ships, the MUVR will achieve its vertical takeoff and landing using a similar ducted-fan system to that employed by short-lived Ryan XV-5Vertiplane. The twin-boom ‘bronco’ tail is also reminiscent of the company’s Scaled Composites-designed Firebird MALE UAS demonstrator.
northrop grumman muvr fan-in wing vtol aircarft

The engine seems to carry a cargo pod, which some reports suggest could carry a maximum payload of up to 10,000lb. Speed has been tipped at around 200kt. Other than that, there’s currently little else known about the craft.
 

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