Drone tech swarming air show

Exhibitors offering cutting-edge vehicles for variety of tasks

Posted: February 9, 2018 at 1:48 a.m.

Members of the U.S. Air Force stand in front of a Northrop Grumman Global Hawk surveillance drone this week at the Singapore Airshow. The air show runs through Sunday.

Behind the noisy aerobatic flight displays and lines of visitors ogling fighter jets and missiles on the tarmac, the future of aviation is on display in a cavernous exhibition hall at the Singapore Airshow, Asia's largest aeronautical event. And that future is drones.

An attendee tries out a TRD Consultancy Ltd. Orion-7 MP (manpack) “drone slayer” at the Singapore Airshow.

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