Four companies vie to develop a new breed of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that can take off and land vertically like a helicopter but fly twice as fast.
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Phantom Swift It's no surprise why DARPA chose Boeing, a leading manufacturer of fixed-wing aircraft, rotorcraft, rockets, and satellites. The company put together a team of Boeing Phantom Works engineers in Philadelphia to create a flying subscale model for DARPA's VTOL X-Plane program. Phantom Swift is a rapid prototyping flying demonstrator, which took less than 30 days to design and develop.