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Turbine Test for Recon Airship
Skip to 1:25 for the testing part. The Blue Devil ll is a reconnaissance airship built for the United States Air Force to be used in the War in Afghanistan. It is designed to capture and process data using on-board sensors then deliver the information to bases of operation, ground troops, and support aircraft. Kawak Aviation Technologies was hired by prime contractor, MAV6, to the Air Force, to supply the turbine propulsion systems required for the maneuvering of the Air Force, to supply the turbine propulsion systems required for the maneuvering of the Blue Devil Airship ll (M1400). Kawak Aviation took on the project and completed it within a record breaking 16 months. The initial contract to Kawak was for design and delivery of VTOL engine assemblies, VTOL fuel systems, and an engine test rig. As the project progressed Kawak was awarded the contracts for the, LTS, VGB, PSRU, and turbine pylon structures. For more information go to: www.kawakaviation.com