The Lockheed Martin will be a mobile platform for surveillance technologies. The platform will be able to stay aloft virtually indefinitely over metropolitan areas to provide realtime surveillance for law enforcement and military.
Lockspeiser ("Land Development Aircraft") was a British seven-tenths scale research and development tandem wing which was designed and built by test pilot and engineer David Lockspeiser to prove a concept for a low-cost utility transport.
The Umbrella Plane or the McCormick-Romme Plane, 1911 ~The famous aircraft builder Chance Vought built the first ever disc-form aircraft, the umbrellaplane, in It flew several times at Chicago's Cicero Field, according to contemporary sources.
Northrop NASA NASA engineers had some points of reference when it came to designing the Space Shuttle and figuring out how to make a safe landing with an unpowered aircraft with relativley poor aerodynamic qualities.