Transformer, Our Favorite Flying Car(s)
We never get to hear very much about early-stage DARPA development programs. But here at AUVSI, program managers were on hand from both Lockheed Martin and AAI, the two contenders for DARPA's Transformer (TX) development program to build what is essentially a vertical takeoff/vertical landing flying humvee for the U.S. military. Those program managers weren't saying too terribly much at this point either, but they did bring along some scale models and were willing to grant us a couple of brief--if mostly vague--comments about the status of their flying car designs. More on this later.