According to the resource, an additional contract worth $ 2,5 million was signed after the first successful launch of a prototype Blackwing drone, which “convinced the command of the American fleet in the good prospects of the new device. "
It is planned that the first drones will go to the Navy by May 2018. Delivery of the entire pilot batch should be completed in November of the same year. The number of drones in the party is not specified.
“Blackwing is equipped with a miniature electron-optical and infrared monitoring system and an integrated autopilot. The drone transmits data over a secure channel. First of all, the Blackwing will enter the arsenal of multi-purpose submarines, but the developers see no obstacles to use it from the surface ships or land mobile platforms, ”the newspaper notes.