U.S. Military Testing Wooden Resupply Glider

A wooden glider designed to be launched from an aircraft to autonomously resupply troops on the ground has grabbed the attention of the Marine Corps, Army and Air Force Special Operations Command.

AFSOC last summer inked a contract with Yates Electrospace Corp., of Laguna Hills, California, to further test the Silent Arrow GD-2000, Chip Yates, the company's CEO said in an interview on the sidelines of the recent DSEI Conference in London, where the product made its public debut. In 2018, the company signed its first production contract for 2,000 of the gliders with a foreign government, which he could not name.

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