Americans will appreciate the suitability of drones to evacuate the wounded

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The US Army's Telemedicine and Advanced Technologies Research Center in Maryland will soon begin to investigate the conditions in which a wounded soldier will find himself when evacuating from the battlefield using an unmanned aerial vehicle. According to Aviation Week, a helicopter-type drone Dragonfly Pictures DP-14 Hawk, developed specifically for the delivery of ammunition and the transport of the wounded, will be used for this. Military experts intend to assess whether the drone is suitable for medical evacuation.

As part of the study, American military specialists intend to place in the transport compartment drone DP-14 several types of sensors that will measure the intensity and frequency of vibration, noise level, temperature, atmospheric pressure, acceleration and maneuvering parameters of the aircraft. The same sensors will be installed on the UH-60M Black Hawk manned multi-purpose helicopter (such machines are used by the US Army for medical evacuation).

Americans will appreciate the suitability of drones to evacuate the wounded


After taking all the measurements, the researchers will compare the data from the sensors installed on the helicopter with the data obtained from the sensors on the drone. Based on this, conclusions will be drawn about the suitability of the drone for transporting the wounded. In the event that the conditions in the DP-14 transport compartment are deemed unacceptable for transporting wounded soldiers, the developer may be given a task to modify the unmanned vehicle. Exactly when it is planned to start testing is not specified.

The DP-14 unmanned helicopter is built in a longitudinal pattern with two rotors. In the same way, for example, the American heavy transport helicopter CH-47 Chinook was designed. The mass of DP-14 is 408 kilograms. The device, equipped with a turboshaft engine, can carry loads weighing up to 195 kilograms. The duration of its flight is 2,4 hours. The volume of the transport compartment of the DP-14 is 0,7 cubic meters; It can fit one person.

Dragonfly Pictures DP-14 is capable of speeds up to 105 nodes (about 195 kilometers per hour and fly at altitudes up to 4,6 thousands of meters. The device is expected to be able to fly fully offline.
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  1. +6
    October 24 2017
    oh no ... I would distrust my delicate organism to a drone ... but in unconsciousness I also need to climb into it ...
    1. +2
      October 24 2017
      This article has already been. It looks like this in the spring. So the "news" is rotten ..
      Quote: vorobey
      oh no ... I would distrust my delicate organism to a drone ... but in unconsciousness I also need to climb into it ...
    2. 0
      October 24 2017
      Prudent people, they know how to look into the future and know what they may need soon.
  2. +1
    October 24 2017
    Here, fellow Americans, take care of their own.
    1. +4
      October 24 2017
      Quote: alkor
      Here, fellow Americans, take care of their own.


      develop a thought ... military orders ... how much does this drone cost, how many people can it evacuate? how many operators and how many such drones will be involved in an average large-scale military operation not against camel herders but full-fledged regulars ... well done ... they care ..
      1. +1
        October 24 2017
        How much does this drone cost, how many people can it evacuate? how many operators and how many such drones will be involved in an average large-scale military operation not against camel shepherds but full-fledged regulars ... well done ... take care ..

        If the drone shows good results during testing, then a purchase will be made. Enough money.
        how many people can he evacuate

        1. The photo shows.

        In the closed state, the development of claustrophobia is 100% laughing
        1. 0
          October 24 2017
          To prepare for the ground, so to speak. Quoting Klitschko.
        2. +3
          October 24 2017
          The_Lancet, as they say, dogs are good, but Alena is better! or vice versa? recourse
      2. +5
        October 24 2017
        Quote: vorobey
        how many operators and how many such drones will be involved in an average large-scale military operation

        Whatever it is, it will save the lives of their soldiers and save the lives of the helicopter rescue pilots. And the lives of their soldiers are above all for them.
        In any case, it is safer, more efficient and cheaper than driving the Mi-8 and risking the lives of several pilots and an expensive helicopter.
        1. 0
          October 24 2017
          Sober assessment!
          Excellent development, fellow Americans
        2. +3
          October 24 2017
          Sharansky, these drones are for the removal of the wounded from the jo, excuse me, the rear of the enemy. Are you going to "take" the Capitol or the White House?
          1. +2
            October 24 2017
            Is it banal to take a wounded Russian special forces soldier out of the Caucasian gorge from somewhere?
    2. +1
      October 24 2017
      More of these drones, i.e. wounded.
      And for the "two hundredth" drones are not needed. The bag is enough.
  3. +1
    October 24 2017
    We are waiting for a small "Abrams")))
  4. +6
    October 24 2017
    In the event that the conditions in the DP-14 transport compartment are deemed unacceptable for transporting wounded soldiers, the developer may be given a task to modify the unmanned vehicle.

    And to improve, throw in a little more money ... wink
    1. RL
      +2
      October 24 2017
      No other comment from the Marshal could have been expected!
      1. 0
        October 24 2017
        Have you left Russia long ago?
      2. +3
        October 24 2017
        Quote: RL
        No other comment from the Marshal could have been expected!

        What comment do you like more? Even if not from the marshal ... yours?
      3. +3
        October 24 2017
        Yes, and thanks for the promotion ... love
        1. +4
          October 24 2017
          Quote: Masya Masya
          Yes, and thanks for the promotion ... love

          Eh, Masya Masya, here they are women! We must say I serve the Soviet Union! Well, or at least the working people ... Congratulations!
    2. +1
      October 24 2017
      It is useless to modify - this will lead again to the creation of a heavy and ineffective machine. Therefore, it is necessary to change the fundamental foundations of the propulsion system, which would radically change both the payload and safety and range and stealth, etc.
      1. 0
        October 24 2017
        Quote: gridasov
        Therefore, it is necessary to change the fundamental foundations of the motor system,

        Which? Anti-gravity engines have not yet been invented.
        1. +1
          October 24 2017
          The theoretical principles of the so-called anti-gravity engine are known. It is a fact! The fact that they do not undertake to do it is another matter. But I'm talking about a real engine, or rather movers with elements of a motor function using, for example, an electrical basis, but built on other algorithms of the physical process organized in it. ... Therefore, if you see the reasons that the screw cannot be unscrewed above the certain limits of rotation speeds and understand the reasons for this phenomenon, then you can create such a propeller. And there is nothing fantastic in this.
  5. 0
    October 24 2017
    Judging by the analysis of the development of drone technologies, they have great prospects in all types of operational combat activities and support for the drone. Here, unfortunately, we are lagging behind and seriously. And one of the reasons is the lack of a clear formulation of TK.
  6. +1
    October 24 2017
    Quote: vorobey
    Quote: alkor
    Here, fellow Americans, take care of their own.


    develop a thought ... military orders ... how much does this drone cost, how many people can it evacuate? how many operators and how many such drones will be involved in an average large-scale military operation not against camel herders but full-fledged regulars ... well done ... they care ..

    Okay, I'll develop my thought. Many friends passed hot spots, told a lot of things. One wounded - the RDG got up, the task cannot be performed. driving MI-8 is dangerous, it completely unmasks. And for one you can give 3 crew members, or even the entire RDG. MI-8 could not be found everywhere, the dimensions are all the same. The helicopter pilots took risks all along the route, it happened that the "crocodiles" overlooked, the eight would get it, they left back. They sent a new one, or said to change the place. It was different ... So that the drone is combat, that the transport-evacuation - the same advantages in comparison with manned vehicles. Isn't it visible? They quickly bring everything to mind. It is only here, perhaps, that the generals are preparing for the last war, and for them - for the future.
    1. +3
      October 24 2017
      and the drone does not unmask ... if the air defense systems detect a target with a tennis ball ...
  7. +2
    October 24 2017
    Dragonfly Pictures DP-14Hawk laughing in collaboration with Paramount Pictures?
    Funny coffin. It just doesn't seem viable. Will be shot down on landing / takeoff, if it is close to the "front end".
  8. +2
    October 24 2017
    Quote: vorobey
    and the drone does not unmask ... if the air defense systems detect a target with a tennis ball ...

    Do not think about a great war, there will not be one. The main lovers of unleashing wars are very scared to get a nuclear baton on the head. they will shit quietly, on a small scale, at the regional level, but inside us they will decompose, the specialists are great. And as for disguise - believe me, I have an attitude - there is concealment, there is imitation, there is disinformation, there are many ways to deceive everyone and everything. And then there is electronic warfare)) But it's better to substitute a drone than a turntable with men ..
    1. +2
      October 24 2017
      Just like that, in pursuit: The easiest way to deceive bandits in the mountains about the location of the RDG - the turntable did up to 10 drops, like it sat at the RDG, and the bandyuk had a wide choice of where to run first, to check what was thrown out or taken there. But you must admit that in the mountains at any moment and on a false landing you can run into problems, and it seems that there is no one except a shepherd with a machine gun.
  9. +4
    October 24 2017
    Quote: Just a man
    Judging by the analysis of the development of drone technologies, they have great prospects in all types of operational combat activities and support for the drone. Here, unfortunately, we are lagging behind and seriously. And one of the reasons is the lack of a clear formulation of TK.

    Weighted position.

    Quote: alkor
    Okay, I'll develop my thought. Many friends passed hot spots, told a lot of things. One wounded - the RDG got up, the task cannot be performed. driving MI-8 is dangerous, it completely unmasks. And for one you can give 3 crew members, or even the entire RDG. MI-8 could not be found everywhere, the dimensions are all the same. The helicopter pilots took risks all along the route, it happened that the "crocodiles" overlooked, the eight would get it, they left back. They sent a new one, or said to change the place. It was different ... So that the drone is combat, that the transport-evacuation - the same advantages in comparison with manned vehicles. Isn't it visible? They quickly bring everything to mind. It is only here, perhaps, that the generals are preparing for the last war, and for them - for the future.

    I, comrade, have the impression that 99% of the posts are the same as above due to the fact that this is an AMERICAN DRIVER. This means a priori an easy-to-knock "coffin" intended exclusively for cutting. If you create the same drone company Kamov or Mila, it would be a device that has no analogues in the world.

    Quote: vorobey
    and the drone does not unmask ... if the air defense systems detect a target with a tennis ball ...

    Tennis ball? For example, in the Caucasus mountains or similar in other regions of the world? Or in the jungle? Probably there are air defense systems capable of detecting a ball in a dime a dozen ...
    Vaughn on specially modernized Black Hawks, the Americans were able to land at the villa where their famous enemy was. And here the product is 4-5 meters in size, probably with the use of composites and other tricks ...

    The car is really interesting. And if it can be adapted for transporting the wounded, this is a chance for them not to go into the category of "two hundredths." And the cost. A single vehicle - can be significant, but not higher than the cost of a manned airborne transport helicopter. Even if he can make 2-3 flights, bringing ammunition to the group and evacuating the wounded man, this is already a benefit. Even if during the transportation of ammunition it will be shot down, the "machine gun" will be shot down, and not a manned vehicle with a much higher cost and crew
    1. +1
      October 24 2017
      Quote: Old26
      AMERICAN DRIVER. This means a priori an easy-to-knock "coffin" intended exclusively for cutting. If you create the same drone company Kamov or Mila, it would be a device that has no analogues in the world.

      Aptly said good

      Quote: Old26
      And if it can be adapted for transporting the wounded, this is a chance for them not to go into the "two hundredth" category.

      For some reason, only this topic is being dealt with by the United States and Israel, which, as all true jingoistic patriots have long known, are only engaged in sawing and rolling back. wassat
    2. +3
      October 24 2017
      Quote: Old26
      it seems that 99% of the posts are higher due to the fact that this is an AMERICAN UAV. So a priori is an easy-to-save "coffin" intended exclusively for cutting.

      It is not created, but it is. If I am not mistaken, there was news of a similar thing in the Russian army and the comments were completely different.

      And so the epidemic "We are D * artanyans, and they (you know who) yourself" is still walking on the VO. But unfortunately, their probable rivals are not at all, not mummers and not those who (as they laugh here) "do not go into battle without paper."
  10. +2
    October 24 2017
    It seems to me that such a device would be expensive to shoot down with some kind of expensive complexes, that is, to shoot down a large helicopter and bury a bunch of wounded and pilots would be economically justified, but to shoot down such a drone. and even with one wounded soldier - what's the point? Especially if there are a lot of such troughs.
  11. 0
    October 24 2017
    Delivering ammunition, food, medicine and water, but a wounded man?
    It depends on what kind of wounded he is
  12. 0
    October 24 2017
    Quote: APASUS
    Delivering ammunition, food, medicine and water, but a wounded man?
    It depends on what kind of wounded he is

    They also write that this is still in question. First, they will check the intensity and frequency of vibration, noise level, temperature, atmospheric pressure, acceleration and maneuvering parameters of the aircraft, and then they will see whether this drone is suitable for transporting a wounded person or not.
    1. 0
      October 25 2017
      Quote: Old26
      and then they will see if this drone is suitable for transporting the wounded or not.

      If there are only two options, leave him to die on the front line or send him to the doctors in the rear, I think they will choose the second, despite all the vibrations and accelerations there.

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