posted on Dec, 5 2013 @ 04:11 PM
The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) with funding from SwampWorks at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Department of Defense Rapid
Reaction Technology Office (DoD/RRTO) demonstrated the launch of an all-electric, fuel cell-powered, unmanned aerial system (UAS) from a submerged
submarine. From concept to fleet demonstration, this idea took less than six years to produce results at significant cost savings when compared to
traditional programs often taking decades to produce results.
Read more at: phys.org...
Getting closer to expanding the "eyes" of the sub fleet. Very exciting for the Navy.
The XFC (eXperimental Fuel Cell) has scissor-wings. Allowing it to be very compact, fitting into a submarine's torpedo tube. It has six hours
edit on 5-12-2013 by _Del_ because: (no reason given)