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When it comes to quieter drones of the future, the U.S. Army may well be calling an Uber to help.

The army’s research laboratory will partner with the ride-sharing giant in a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement to “advance technologies supporting Future Vertical Lift (drones),” – with an emphasis on developing silent UAVs.

Announced during a technical summit in Los Angeles last week, the Lift project will be focused on drone safety and stealth.

“The research that we will collaborate with Uber to do will actually deliver unprecedented capability for quieter rotor systems in a unique configuration,” said Dr. Jaret Riddick, director of the U.S. Army Research Laboratory’s Vehicle Technology Directorate.

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