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UAV Turbines, Inc. announces program to lend engines for evaluation to qualified manufacturers of UAVs

UAV Turbines, Inc. (UAVT) has recently demonstrated a new generation of gas turbine engines designed for Group 3 and Group 4 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, in a range from 30 hp to 150 hp.

"To speed the application of this new technology," says Peter Bale, Senior Industry Advisor to UAVT, "the company plans to produce fifteen engines in the 50 hp class, and put them in the hands of selected major manufacturers of UAVs. Their feedback will provide specific information necessary to integrate engines with their airframes, and optimize operation."

The company's $20 million-plus investment in the program will enable rapid trials of the new systems without the complications of joint development. The engines are to be available for evaluation in about 24 months.

"These turbo-props burn almost any available heavy fuel, rather than aviation gas," says Bale. "With a recuperation system that makes them as fuel efficient as the best piston engines, they are light and quiet, able to operate, start and restart, at greatly increased altitudes under Full Authority Digital Engine Control (FADEC). They are significantly more reliable than engines currently in use, increasing mean time between overhaul by an order of magnitude or more over some systems currently in use. The performance of these new engines is already being recognized as game-changing."

The company has begun selection of appropriate candidates for evaluation of the engines. UAVT management will be available to discuss the program at the Unmanned Vehicles 2015 conference in Atlanta, GA, May 5-7. UAVT will be exhibiting in Booth 943.

Press release issued by UAV Turbines, Inc. on April 21, 2015


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