The uk has started trials of Boeing's Scan Eagle UAV from the flightdeck of a Uk warship for the first time. The system was launched via pneumatic
catapault off HMS Sutherland. The trials are to test the usefulness of the system in bad conditions i.e. the north atlantic.
yeah, UAV's have been flying off ships for awhile now. I like the Scaneagle...its doesn't have a crazy price tag like the global hawk, and it has
an impressive edurance of 30 hours. It was first launched of off a US ship back in July 05'. and has also been racking up a lot of hours in Iraq as
The Navy had DASH ( Drone Anti Submarine Helicopter) in the 1970's, and a book I recently checked out from the library mentions quite a few, some in
Firebee was launched several times. The first launch failed because the jet engine was started at launch (human error)
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