DARPA is looking at ways to be able to launch and recover larger UAVs from ships without needing to use large deck space or require the UAV to have
VTOL capabilities like the TERN. What they ahve come up with is in some ways a recapitulation of the British Skyhook system that BAe experimented
with to see if they could launch and recover Harriers from frigates.
Seems a reasonable bolt on to the side of a ship sort of thing to at least get the thing back on board a ship, sort out where it should be sent back
to is another matter but at least there aint several million dollars of stuff at the bottom of the sea.
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