‘Transformer Aircraft Predicted. BAE (British Aerospace Engineering) projects that future drones will fly as a single aircraft, split into parts to perform various sorties, then reassemble into a single platform to fly home. A single, larger platform enjoys cruising flight efficiencies and fuel savings that are superior to those attainable by smaller platforms. While over a target, sub-units might perform surveillance, drop supplies, or, if threatened, go on the offensive, then reunite to fly back to base. For details, click here.