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U.S. Navy demos drones that can launch from submarines

The XFC UAS can be deployed from a submarine.

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U.S. Navy demos drones that can launch from submarines

Drones are the future of military warefare and espionage. Just this week, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory demonstrated its latest unmanned aerial system (UAS) called the XFC UAS (eXperimental Fuel Cell Unmanned Aerial System).

The all-electric fuel cell-powered drone was successfully launched from a submarine via a "Sea Robin" launch vehicle system. During the test, the drone flew several hours and fed live video to the USS Providence (SSN 719). The  drone then landed at the  Naval Sea Systems Command Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC) in Andros, Bahamas.

Craig Hughes, Acting Director of Innovation at the Office of Naval Research, said that developing disruptive technologies and quickly getting them into the hands of our sailors is what the program is all about. "This demonstration really underpins ONR's dedication and ability to address emerging fleet priorities," he adds. 

Source: U.S. Navy

 

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<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/21" rel="author">Gene Ryan Briones</a>
Gene Ryan Briones (Google+) is a technology journalist with a wide experience in writing about the latest trends in the technology industry, ranging from mobile technology, gadgets and robots, as well as computer hardware and software.

 

 

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