UK government and industry to invest UKP125 million in drones, autonomy and UAM

UK government Business Secretary Greg Clark is announcing today a new joint government-Industry aerospace sector deal to develop ‘Future Flight’ through the next generation of electric planes, drones and autonomous aircraft by 2025.

The “Future Flight Challenge” will provide up to UKP125 million to aerospace and other manufactures to research and engineer new technologies and infrastructure, which industry will match. “This will support the development of electric and autonomous aircraft and transform the future of transport in urban areas as we utilise our airspace to ease congestion. Industry will initially focus on smaller aircraft and drones to ensure the suitability of the new technologies before developing them for larger passenger aircraft,” said a government press statement.

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