Autonomous Pod Transport (APT)

  • Bell APT lifts 60 lbs in 2019, USA.

    Bell APT 70 Lifts 60 lb

    On Nov. 18, Bell announced that its Autonomous Pod Transport (APT) 70 had conducted additional envelope expansion, with a 60-lb (27.2-kg) payload in tow. Bell plans to expand this to 70 lb (31.8 kg), its maximum payload. Bell’s APT demonstration was in response to the US Navy’s PMA-263 Tactical Resupply Unmanned Aircraft Systems (TRUAS) Challenge. The challenge will be hosted in Yuma, Arizona in 2020.