U.S. Air Force Backs Piasecki's VTOL and Hydrogen Propulsion Development
Piasecki Aircraft Corporation has received a $37 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to fund the development of its Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES) tilt-duct VTOL aircraft and hydrogen fuel cell propulsion technologies.
Piasecki's ARES VTOL technology demonstrator
Piasecki's ARES VTOL aircraft features two large ducted fans built into a tiltwing. (Photo: PiAC)