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The V-STAR mock-up designed by Colorado-based Frontline Aerospace was displayed in booth 1435. Sized at full-scale in the same category as the AD-150, the V-STAR would be powered by two Rolls-Royce Model 250 engines.

Frontline Aerospace, another small aerospace firm, brought a mock-up of its V-Star aircraft to the show, a vertical takeoff-and-landing vehicle with an unusual diamond-box wing and ducted fan engines.

Frontline Aerospace, Inc., announced a breakthrough engine modification for the Rolls-Royce Model 250 gas turbine code-named IsoCool – for isothermal cooling and associated V-STAR Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) subscale flight test results.

Savings of up to 40 percent on jet fuel for the Rolls-Royce 250 turbine-engine family? That is the prospect offered by Frontline Aerospace, said company CEO Ryan Wood in describing an emerging aviation technology called gas turbine recuperation.

The V-STAR™ unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) offers next-generation solutions for frontline military logistics and related multi-role endurance missoins. Providing commanders with a VTOL-Swift Tactical Aerial Resource – V-STAR™ provides vertical take-off and landing (VTOL), transitioning to fixed-wing flight and able to reach mission areas up to three times faster than helicopters.

Unmanned aircraft can hover, land like a helicopter. It's expected to have the functionality of a helicopter but be much faster, making Frontline Aerospace's "flying Humvee" the next wave of unmanned aircraft.

Frontline Aerospace, Inc., unveiled at AUVSI 2008 a new vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft configuration called V-STAR™. The company is implementing this design concept in a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system, associated with the MicroFire gas turbine fuel-efficiency technology also developed by the company.

A half-scale demonstrator of a ducted fan vertical take-off and landing unmanned air vehicle called the VTOL Swift Tactical Aerial Resource (VSTAR) could be flying next year, according to its developer.

Frontline Aerospace calls its V-STAR™ (which stands for Vertical-Takeoff-and-Landing Swift Tactical Aerial Resource) the "Humvee of the air," but not because it can ferry soldiers around like one of the big jeeps.

V-STAR™ can execute vertical take-offs and landings, and is quieter than a helicopter. Dubbed a flying Humvee by Ryan Wood, CEO of Broomfield Colo.-based Frontline Aerospace, the robotic vehicle can fly 600 to 1,000 miles carrying a full cargo of 400 pounds.

A half-scale demonstrator of a ducted fan vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned air vehicle (UAV) called the VTOL Swift Tactical Aerial Resource (VSTAR) could be flying next year.

At the AUVSI unmanned systems show earlier this week, it was interesting to note all the interest in engine technology for UAVs. ... Another interesting development came from Frontline Aerospace, Inc. with its V-STAR™ UAV. The V-STAR™ employs morphing wing technology in the form of extensions at the end of its wings that flip up to handle slow flight conditions.

Denver based-Frontline Aerospace flew its prototype unmanned air vehicle for the first time in Colorado on 9 August for 1min, with its next test planned for early 2010 when a lift fan will be incorporated.

Frontline Aerospace of Broomfiled, Colo., says they've designed a flexible unmanned aerial system capable of efficiences not possible just several years ago.