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Mar 20, 2021

World’s 1st Unmanned Supersonic Fighter, Can Fly At Twice The Speed Of Sound

Posted by in categories: drones, military, robotics/AI

This is all thanks to automation and robotics, which is bringing in the age of unmanned warfare — towards a world where men won’t sacrifice their lives on the battlefield. And that’s why, a Singapore-based aviation company has unveiled the world’s first supersonic unmanned aircraft.

Reported first by DailyMail, this UAV drone (which has been named ‘Arrow’) is developed by Singapore-based Kelley Aerospace. The aircraft can touch speeds up to Mach 2.1 — more than twice the speed of sound.

The supersonic aircraft is roughly 16.8 tons in weight, but its carbon fibre monocoque design that it possesses helps it to sport strength and stiffness, as per the company’s claims. Its body is also equipped with a reduced radar cross-section and infrared signature to make sure it doesn’t grab the attention of the enemies.

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