Navy Set to Buy AWESUM Miniature Sub-Launched UAVs

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    Navy Set to Buy AWESUM Miniature Sub-Launched UAVs

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    Sam LaGrone
    March 31, 2016 6:49 PM

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    THE PENTAGON — U.S. attack and guided missile submarine are set to field miniature unmanned aerial vehicles that will act as the eyes and ears not only for the boats below water but also help special operations forces and strike aircraft target weapons, the Navy’s Director of Undersea Warfare told USNI News last week.

    As part of the Fiscal Year 2017 budget submission to Congress, the Navy is asking for small Blackwing UAVs to be launched from attack and guided missile submarines, the Navy’s director for undersea warfare Rear Adm. Charles Richard told USNI News.\


    More at: https://news.usni.org/2016/03/31/navy-set-to-buy-awesum-miniature-sub-launched-uavs
     
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    Good to finally see drones being used as they should, low cost reconaissance assets that are deployable from a wide range of platforms in a wide range of environments.
     
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