There’s a new drone company in China, and its already making its mark. Founded in 2016, drone manufacturing firm Tengoen has already made significant inroads in the military market. Now the company is working to bring that technology to the commercial sector.
“In the cargo and delivery space, Tengoen is already at work building an eight-engine drone with a wingspan of more than 137 feet to carry a payload of 20 tons payload up to 4,660 miles,” reports Popular Science. “That’s akin to a medium-sized manned cargo plane.”
“The carbon-fiber, double-bodied drone carries the payload module between the two fuselages (looking a bit like a robotic baby brother to the Scaled Composites Stratolaunch),” says Popular Science. “It is being built at Tengoen’s facility in Chengdu, and it’s supposedly taking flight in 2020.”
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