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The United States will continue to develop UAVs launched from submarines

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The US Navy issued to AeroVironment an additional contract to complete the development of Blackwing small-sized UAVs, which should be launched through torpedo tubes from the submarine, which is underwater, reports Независимая газета with reference to the edition of Naval Today.


The United States will continue to develop UAVs launched from submarines


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.
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  1. san4es
    san4es 11 October 2017 13: 25
    +7
    .-There are such soldier :

    ... UAV (disposable) "Caliber-PL"
    1. Warnoob
      Warnoob 11 October 2017 13: 32
      +1
      I think that it was still about reusable devices. But your version is also not bad.
      1. san4es
        san4es 11 October 2017 13: 39
        +4
        Quote: WarNoob
        I think that it was still about reusable devices.

        ... All the same, they will not return back to the boat request
        ... There is for the "Tornado" soldier :

        RS 9M534 projectile with warhead with reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle
        1. Warnoob
          Warnoob 11 October 2017 15: 31
          +1
          All the same, they won’t return to the boat

          Right Kamikaze drones.
  2. Dezinto
    Dezinto 11 October 2017 13: 29
    +4
    What is this for? What would fly over some unfortunate Libya? Or Sudan? Or who else were they going to nightmare there?

    Yesterday I read about the new US textbook, already afigel and neighing in a voice.
    In short - So when the afigenically civilized Europeans sailed, the Indians themselves gathered their belongings and went on a reservation. - THIS TEXTBOOK BL ... !!!!!



    Well, that is, you need to understand when the British sailed with the Irish Indians such- "Well, ok guys, we’ll get together right now and move away so as not to bother you."
    1. oldseaman1957
      oldseaman1957 11 October 2017 13: 33
      +1
      Quote: DEZINTO
      Or who else were they going to nightmare there?

      - Well, if they get paid for it ...
    2. svp67
      svp67 11 October 2017 13: 35
      +1
      Quote: DEZINTO
      What is this for?

      Whatever remained unheard and undetected, take control of a much larger area and aim torpedoes and missiles at the target ...
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 11 October 2017 13: 59
        0
        Quote: DEZINTO
        What is this for? What would fly over some unfortunate Libya? Or Sudan? Or who else were they going to nightmare there?

        No, this is to fight a more equipped opponent.
        According to the military, Blackwing-type vehicles will significantly expand the capabilities of the fleet in the conduct of hostilities in zones A2 / AD (anti-access / area denied environment, zones with restricted and prohibited access and maneuver), in which modern aircraft, ships and submarines do not may be long.

        In the concept of A2 / AD, the US military lays down opposition to air defense systems and enemy aircraft, constant satellite surveillance, as well as conditions under which the supply of spare parts and provisions is significantly difficult or completely impossible. The terms A2 / AD also include the lack of American political and financial influence in the region. Https: //nplus1.ru/news/2016/09/09/blackwi
        ng
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 11 October 2017 16: 35
          +2
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          No, this is to fight a more equipped opponent.

          We have been in pilot trials for three years now, like unmanned underwater drones like Glider ...

          But I have not heard about two-medium drones here.
  3. svp67
    svp67 11 October 2017 13: 33
    +4
    Well, launched from underwater through a torpedo tube, and then what? Where and how will he return? Or will it be disposable? Then how many do they need for one trip?
  4. Livonetc
    Livonetc 11 October 2017 13: 36
    +3
    Quote: svp67
    Well, they launched from underwater through a torpedo tube, and then what, where and how will it return? Or will it be disposable? Then how many do they need for one trip?

    Disposability is Klondike for the manufacturer and recipient of kickbacks.
    1. svp67
      svp67 11 October 2017 14: 31
      +3
      Quote: Livonetc
      Disposability is Klondike for the manufacturer and recipient of kickbacks.

      And for our "lefties" ....
  5. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 11 October 2017 13: 44
    +3
    Submarines launching rockets from under water into the air have long been no news, but the first launch of drones from under water took place on December 5, 2013. The XFC UAS drones (eXperimental Fuel Cell Unmanned Aerial System? Developed by the US Navy Research Laboratory) have been tested aboard the USS Providence nuclear submarine.
    The launch was successful, during the flight the drones continuously transmitted the video image aboard the submarine, then landing at the US Navy training ground in the Bahamas. The battery charge was enough to provide six hours of continuous flight of the device. Https: //naked-science.ru/article/hi-tech
    / god-zmei-okazalsya-godom-drona? quicktabs_social_
    all = 4
  6. Alexander Abdrakhmanov
    Alexander Abdrakhmanov 11 October 2017 14: 17
    0
    Russia created such a weapon - so that these drones from where they took off there quickly fell.
  7. garnik
    garnik 11 October 2017 14: 21
    0
    It’s a good thing and we wouldn’t be hurt. The ability to see beyond the horizon what submariners need, I think.
  8. Topotun
    Topotun 11 October 2017 14: 50
    +1
    "The drone transmits data over a secure channel. First of all, Blackwing will enter the arsenal of multipurpose submarines, but the developers see no obstacles to use it from the board of surface ships or land mobile platforms," ​​the publication notes.
    And it glows in the radio range of the submarine like a Christmas tree ..... It’s easier to come up and run from the deck .... Or from the cabin in the position position (as it is called when only the cabin above the water) ....
    1. corporal
      corporal 11 October 2017 15: 11
      0
      Quote: Topotun
      And it glows in the radio range of the submarine like a Christmas tree .....

      The drone is on the program, the submarine is just a television signal receiver, why should it shine?
      1. Topotun
        Topotun 11 October 2017 15: 14
        +1
        If the channel is encrypted, service information packets are required. Exchange synchronization, retry of lost packets, etc. etc. So the submarine transmitter, albeit not intensively, but works on radiation. In addition, the antenna itself on the radar screens is also visible ....
  9. SMP
    SMP 11 October 2017 15: 08
    0
    Quote: DEZINTO
    What is this for? What would fly over some unfortunate Libya? Or Sudan? Or who else were they going to nightmare there?

    Yesterday I read about the new US textbook, already afigel and neighing in a voice.
    In short - So when the afigenically civilized Europeans sailed, the Indians themselves gathered their belongings and went on a reservation. - THIS TEXTBOOK BL ... !!!!!



    Well, that is, you need to understand when the British sailed with the Irish Indians such- "Well, ok guys, we’ll get together right now and move away so as not to bother you."


    You guessed it, after measuring the depths of the coast with Amerian marines,

    The Pentagon made an unexpected order.
    The Pentagon plans to replace obsolete landing boats by 2027. Oregon-based Vigor Works has been awarded a contract to build new maneuver support vessels.
    For the new landing boats, the Pentagon will pay a billion.
    According to the customer, the landing boat will be able to take on board one M1A2 Abrams tank weighing 62 tons, or two Stryker armored personnel carriers, or four lightly armored vehicles.
    Pentagon officials said the length of the new MSV (L) boat should be at least 30 meters with a width of 9, and draft should not exceed 1,2 meters.

    Is that a limitation on the draft of the North Korean coast ????
    1,2 meters is the depth of the sandy coast of the Persian Gulf, and something tells me the coast of Iran.
    Apparently, the success in Iraq in 1991 did not allow them to sleep, they decided to repeat.
    1. ZVO
      ZVO 11 October 2017 19: 30
      +1
      Quote: SMP

      Pentagon officials said the length of the new MSV (L) boat should be at least 30 meters with a width of 9, and draft should not exceed 1,2 meters.

      Is that a limitation on the draft of the North Korean coast ????
      1,2 meters is the depth of the sandy coast of the Persian Gulf, and something tells me the coast of Iran.
      Apparently, the success in Iraq in 1991 did not allow them to sleep, they decided to repeat.


      I think that everything is much simpler.
      The draft restriction applies to the docking chambers of UDC and other amphibious forces of the ILC and the US Navy.