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Ten British universities have been working with BAE Systems on a new unmanned experimental drone system called Demon. Demon, which uses small air jets to manuever rather than conventual mechanical flaps, has been developed under the £6.2m FLAVIIR programme. Demon, had its first flight in mid September  from Walney Island Airport, a small airport owned by BAE Systems on an island off the Cumbrian coast.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
It always amuses me when there's a "new" breakthrough in technology like this. A couple of years ago, the big news was the wing that changes shape instead of having conventional control surfaces. It's like everyone forgets MAW ever existed, and we go back to square one.
It always made me laugh to get under the skin of something new and see all the old switches and wires, and crappy electronics.