BAe will develop Active Aerodynamic Flow Control for DARPA

From the Wright Flyer, which first flew an airplane at Kitty Hawk in 1903, to the very recent F-35 and Su-57, all aircraft today are directed and controlled using control surfaces. aerodynamics, which alter the flow and direction of airflow to create or degrade lift and the resulting forces. While technology and the understanding of aerodynamics have evolved considerably over the past 118 years, the use of these control surfaces continues to complicate the design and maintenance of aircraft, and offer few possibilities to adapt to new needs...

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