Missile launcher: US army wants to deploy UAV with helicopters.

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 Missile launcher: US army wants to deploy UAV with helicopters.


The U.S. Army plans to launch an UAV system from a rotary wing platform this year: the army is looking at how manned aircraft and UAVs are coordinated in future battlefields at the moment, according to the 10 daily news web site of May, according to the U.S. defense news weekly website in May 7th. Ryan Merritt, chief engineer of the air force aviation and missile research and Engineering Center, said the air force had chosen to launch the air - launched UAV system ALTIUS by the rotor test machine (probably the UH-60 Black Hawk) in the early autumn of summer. Merritt spoke in an interview with the defense news at the annual meeting of the Army Aviation Association in April 26th. He said that the first test firing was not the direct launch of the system, but was intended to understand the effect of launching such devices under the low altitude flight rotor system. The unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with the US Army This is a complex aerodynamics problem, so the first launch will help scientists understand the airflow and interface and launch dynamics so that the next launch can be launched directly, Merritt said. The army plans to use a universal launcher that may be rocket launcher or Hellfire missile launcher. After the first test, the army will launch the drone directly from a helicopter next year. Merritt pointed out that this is not the first time to launch missiles and rockets directly from the platform, but these systems have a propulsion system. As far as the UAV is concerned, it may be a slow track system with a small propeller, which must be launched at launch, and the downdraft of the helicopter may blow it away. The United States Army not only believes that its UAVs and manned aircraft are the same as the current AH-64 Apache attack helicopter and the shadow UAVs, but more advanced cooperation than the current human and unmanned concept of cooperation (MUT-T). At the moment, manned - unmanned cooperation means a manipulator in the cockpit to control a sensor or an entire plane, a shadow or grey Hawk UAV, Merritt said. He said: when he is doing these things, he can only do these things. He cant do anything else. He must transfer the control of the UAV to the ground crew to continue the task. Merritt said the army now has 3 categories of vision for future UAVs. One is the operation of an aircraft away from the unmanned fleet. The second category is the UAV running in manned formation, and the level of automatic control will determine its flight distance. Finally, the army wants to get the air launch capability, that is, the unmanned system is launched from helicopters at tactical altitude. Merritt said, this means that because of the altitude of the helicopter flying too low, UAV can not use the way of delivery, and must be launched directly. Merritt explained that deploying UAVs in this way, UAVs can carry out more important tasks, not only for surveillance and limited attacks. They may act as false targets or communication relays, he said. We can send them to reconnaissance and aim at targets. It can also be used as a jamming bomb. We have several electronic warfare payloads. They can also carry only recharge and recharge. They can be equipped to protect the formation of aircraft survival equipment, not the equipment we have to carry on the aircraft now, so that the whole model is changed. Merritt added that the key elements of all advanced collaboration concepts are autonomy of the system. He said: no more unmanned systems that need to be operated. We must turn to limited automatic control or automatic control, and finally we can imagine the formation of a self-control UAV. (compile / Zhao Feifei) this article source: Reference News Net editor: Lee Ying Ying _NBJS5961 Merritt explained that deploying UAVs in this way, UAVs can carry out more important tasks, not only for surveillance and limited attacks. They may act as false targets or communication relays, he said. We can send them to reconnaissance and aim at targets. It can also be used as a jamming bomb. We have several electronic warfare payloads. They can also carry only recharge and recharge. They can be equipped to protect the formation of aircraft survival equipment, not the equipment we have to carry on the aircraft now, so that the whole model is changed. He said: no more unmanned systems that need to be operated. We must turn to limited automatic control or automatic control, and finally we can imagine the formation of a self-control UAV. (compiling / Zhao Feifei)