Will the sky carrier be a reality? The US Army has stepped out of the first step

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 Will the sky carrier be a reality? The US Army has stepped out of the first step


[global military May 8th] the Hollywood movie the Avengers alliance is probably a dream, but a simple sky carrier that can release and recycle small UAVs is going to be a reality. According to the 6 stars and stripes reported in the US, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is leading the project. It was reported that 1218 UAVs, organized by Intel, showed a light show at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pingchang, proving that the coordination of a large number of UAVs to perform extremely complex aerial movements has been a mature technology. In the eyes of the US military, it would be an important step forward for the military UAVs to take off and return quickly and reliably from the air to the aircraft. In late April, DARPA signed a $38 million 600 thousand technology R & D contract with two U.S. companies to verify the safe, reliable air launch and recovery of UAV technology. The UAVs wings can be folded to facilitate storage in the abdomen of airborne aircraft. The core of the whole project is the newly developed air recovery system, which can release UAV from airborne aircraft and return the latter to the belly of carrier aircraft. In the May 4th test, a simulated UAV successfully released from the wing of the carrier aircraft, the report said. DARPA revealed that at present, the air recovery system can receive 4 UAVs within half an hour. If the technology is mature, it will be tested on the C-130 transport plane in the future. Reports say the US military has always been obsessed with the concept of aircraft carriers. In 1930s, the US Navy succeeded in releasing a plane from a large airship, but the plan was forced to give up after a series of catastrophic airship crash. Nearly a century later, the US Army believed that a smaller and more reliable UAV provided a new opportunity. Wei Yunfeng (source): Global Times - World Wide Web. More brilliant, please log on to World Wide Web http://www.huanqiu.com editor: ye Zhi FA _NBJS6073 It was reported that 1218 UAVs, organized by Intel, showed a light show at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pingchang, proving that the coordination of a large number of UAVs to perform extremely complex aerial movements has been a mature technology. In the eyes of the US military, it would be an important step forward for the military UAVs to take off and return quickly and reliably from the air to the aircraft. In late April, DARPA signed a $38 million 600 thousand technology R & D contract with two U.S. companies to verify the safe, reliable air launch and recovery of UAV technology. The UAVs wings can be folded to facilitate storage in the abdomen of airborne aircraft. The core of the whole project is the newly developed air recovery system, which can release UAV from airborne aircraft and return the latter to the belly of carrier aircraft. In the May 4th test, a simulated UAV successfully released from the wing of the carrier aircraft, the report said. DARPA revealed that at present, the air recovery system can receive 4 UAVs within half an hour. If the technology is mature, it will be tested on the C-130 transport plane in the future. Reports say the US military has always been obsessed with the concept of aircraft carriers. In 1930s, the US Navy succeeded in releasing a plane from a large airship, but the plan was forced to give up after a series of catastrophic airship crash. Nearly a century later, the US Army believed that a smaller and more reliable UAV provided a new opportunity. (Wei Yunfeng)