Boeing is developing a cargo drone weighing a third of a ton

According to Boeing representatives, the corporation is actively working on the creation of a cargo drone with vertical takeoff and landing with a carrying capacity of 225 kg.

The new drone is equipped with eight rotors that rotate in opposite directions. Its dimensions (length, width, height) are 4.5 x 5.5 x 1.25 m, weight is 340 kg. It was designed and built in just 3 months by a team from one of the Horizon X divisions.

The aircraft has already completed the first phase of testing at the Boeing Research & Technology laboratory in Missouri. Currently, its remotely controlled version is used as a flying platform for the development of autonomous technologies and electric drive. It will complement another vertical takeoff and landing passenger aircraft being developed by Boeing's subsidiary Aurora Flight Sciences.