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UAC has patented a special mooring system for returning drones on board

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UAC has patented a special mooring system for returning drones on board

The return of the American UAV as part of the Gremlin program



Russian promising aviation Drone carriers, including aircraft, can get a new mooring system designed to bring drones back on board. The system was patented by the United Aircraft Corporation.

UAC has patented an aircraft mooring system that can be used to capture and return previously launched drones on board. As follows from the explanatory note to the patent, the design is somewhat reminiscent of an aircraft aerial refueling system, since it also uses a cable with a docking cone to which the drone must dock. The system also includes a special folding frame for fixing drones.

The developers plan that the system can be installed on all types of aircraft, including fighters and strategic missile carriers.

The invention (...) can be used in the design of equipping aircraft with unmanned aerial vehicles, namely, to a system and method for capturing and cleaning an unmanned aerial vehicle in the cargo compartment of an aircraft, as well as to the mooring unit of this system (...) The invention can find application on aircraft such as fighters, transport aircraft, strategic bombers, etc.

- says the patent.

It is worth noting that systems for dropping and, most importantly, picking up drones in the air are being developed in different countries. Particular attention is paid to this issue in the United States, where several similar programs are being implemented at once. In particular, the Gremlin program implies something similar to a Russian invention. They are going to catch UAVs "on a bait", at the end of which is not a hook, but a special cone.
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  1. cold wind
    cold wind 15 November 2022 13: 25
    +3
    In general, you can see how a gremlin is caught here:
    1. neworange88
      neworange88 15 November 2022 13: 29
      -2
      They cannot catch our Gremlin (GZUR). wink
      Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on expanding state support for projects for the production and production of aircraft engines for the entire line of domestic civil and military transport aircraft, according to the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

      The subsidy program includes projects to expand the production of engines PD-14 (for MS-21 aircraft), PS-90A (for medium-haul Tu-214 and military transport Il-76MD-90A), PD-8 (for SSJ-New and Be-200), TV-7117ST-01 (for Il-114-300). For these purposes, the UEC will allocate about 44 billion rubles.


      At the same time, research work on the creation of a high-thrust engine PD-35 should be carried out. It is planned to complete the development and creation of a prototype of this power plant by the end of 2024.

      https://aviation21.ru/odk-poluchit-44-mlrd-rublej-na-rasshirenie-proizvodstva-aviadvigatelej/
      1. Vladimir Postnikov
        Vladimir Postnikov 15 November 2022 13: 36
        +1
        Quote from: neworange88
        Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on expanding state support for projects

        In the conditions of underdeveloped capitalism and murky private property, any mention of state support makes me associate a "black hole".
        1. neworange88
          neworange88 15 November 2022 13: 47
          0
          Quote: Vladimir Postnikov
          Quote from: neworange88
          Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on expanding state support for projects

          In the conditions of underdeveloped capitalism and murky private property, any mention of state support makes me associate a "black hole".


          You don't like capitalism or government support. What do you like then?
          1. Vladimir Postnikov
            Vladimir Postnikov 15 November 2022 13: 59
            +2
            Quote from: neworange88
            You don't like capitalism or government support. What do you like then?
            Madame, did I write anything here about what I like and what I don't? No, I didn't. Do I like capitalism? In Switzerland or Sweden, he does well. Do I like government support? It is sometimes very necessary if it is directed entirely to public goals. For public, and not for the enrichment of private shareholders.
            1. neworange88
              neworange88 15 November 2022 14: 09
              -1
              Madame, did I write anything here about what I like and what I don't?


              belay Well, first of all, I'm definitely not madam. Didn't you write that you and our
              capitalism and murky private property
              do you distrust and, as a result, his state support too? Only the UEC is a state-controlled corporation. So your message is incomprehensible.
              1. Vladimir Postnikov
                Vladimir Postnikov 15 November 2022 14: 23
                -1
                Quote from: neworange88
                Well, first of all, I'm definitely not madam. Didn't you write that you and our

                Sorry. I don't even know who you are. You refused to be a woman, but did not confirm that you are a man. And there are many genders today.
                The fact that I called you a woman is not my fault. Today, I noted only comments on two articles: to this one, and to "The first loss of the Slovak self-propelled guns Zuzana 2 in Ukraine has been confirmed." In the second article, I drew attention to the following comment of yours:

                neworange88
                Today, 11: 10

                +4
                I looked at what was happening in Ukraine and already the tower moved from such a reality.
                Reply
                Quote
                A complaint
                It's not my fault, but I do apologize.
                1. neworange88
                  neworange88 15 November 2022 14: 52
                  -1
                  I said in a joking manner that supposedly the self-propelled guns Zuzana 2, that is, she, looked at everything that was happening in Ukraine and her tower flew off from this. What does gender have to do with it? You need to read more carefully.
                  1. Vladimir Postnikov
                    Vladimir Postnikov 15 November 2022 15: 21
                    0
                    Quote from: neworange88
                    I said in a joking manner that supposedly the self-propelled guns Zuzana 2, that is, she, looked at everything that was happening in Ukraine and her tower flew off from this. What does gender have to do with it? You need to read more carefully.

                    In a playful way? Do you understand your own humor?
                    1. neworange88
                      neworange88 15 November 2022 15: 32
                      -1
                      Did you not like something? Or did you feel sorry for the self-propelled guns Zuzana 2?
              2. Choco Lette
                Choco Lette 15 November 2022 15: 29
                0
                Quote from: neworange88
                Madame, did I write anything here about what I like and what I don't?


                belay Well, first of all, I'm definitely not madam. Didn't you write that you and our
                capitalism and murky private property
                do you distrust and, as a result, his state support too? Only the UEC is a state-controlled corporation. So your message is incomprehensible.

                In our country, every sane person understands that the head of a state-owned company considers it just his feeder. And what is called public or state - it is nobody's and it can be seized.
    2. credo
      credo 15 November 2022 13: 35
      +3
      One does not interfere with the other, but how I would like to see the real successes of the UAC in the civil aircraft and helicopter industry, the variety of drones produced and their mass use.
      1. Starover_Z
        Starover_Z 15 November 2022 14: 54
        +2
        Quote: credo
        One does not interfere with the other, but how I would like to see the real successes of the UAC in the civil aircraft and helicopter industry, the variety of drones produced and their mass use.

        It's a good thing, but it can take us a lot, even too much time from a patent to a real product. Especially now, under sanctions.
    3. Evil 55
      Evil 55 15 November 2022 13: 49
      0
      Not a bad idea .. But the Russian technical solution should be simple in design and more efficient .. hi
  2. Vladimir Postnikov
    Vladimir Postnikov 15 November 2022 13: 32
    -1
    UAC has patented a special mooring system for returning drones on board
    What for? Why did you patent it? We now have a specific situation where we do not care about their patents, and they do not care about ours. You do not patent, but do it if necessary. If it's really necessary. I can understand staffers who deliver their drones on a carrier through Europe, and then take them back so that the drone does not frighten the air defense of European countries and does not fall on their heads, if anything. But why should we? Is there a justification?
    1. zenion
      zenion 15 November 2022 14: 22
      +2
      So no way! Then the Americans will shout - the Russians have stolen from us again, something there. And we have good guys. At one time it occurred to me to make a system for starting a bus gasoline engine in the cold season. It turned out to work well. During the engine start, not one spark is obtained, but a torch of sparks and the engine starts to work. So they wrote to me from Moscow that I used a transistor for ignition, which the Americans use for satellites, so they cannot recognize it as an invention. It was not suitable for the USSR, but in Hungary it was recognized as necessary, how it got there, I don’t know. They asked to be allowed to use this device, and for the fleet they sent half a carload of devices for checking and repairing cars needed for the fleet, free of charge, with the translation of Hungarian into Russian. Then, back in 1987, it turned out that it was possible to do it like a human being.
      1. Vladimir Postnikov
        Vladimir Postnikov 15 November 2022 14: 38
        +1
        Quote: zenion
        Then the Americans will scream

        And so they scream tirelessly. For us and for the Chinese. So what? Yes, nothing, as in a joke: And you scream.
  3. Lt. Air Force stock
    Lt. Air Force stock 15 November 2022 13: 51
    +2
    It is necessary to create a system for launching cruise missiles from cargo Il-76. In the USA, moreover, their JASSM-ERs can be launched from any F-15,16,18 aircraft so soon they will be able to launch from C-17.
    1. Andriuha077
      Andriuha077 15 November 2022 14: 18
      0
      JASSM-ER ........ with C-17
      Looks like it's already there. We carried out the announced test launch of JASSM from a pallet somewhere over the North Sea from Hercules.

      https://t.me/nuclear_stormbringer/3600
    2. Elephant
      Elephant 15 November 2022 18: 04
      0
      Quote: Lt. air force reserve
      It is necessary to create a system for launching cruise missiles from cargo Il-76

      In the USSR, civilian carcasses, with a slight alteration, could carry a bomb load. This was foreseen by the project. It is a pity that now everything has changed conceptually and underestimated, thanks to our overly peaceful rulers and big-star military managers.
  4. ximkim
    ximkim 15 November 2022 13: 58
    -1
    Quote from: neworange88
    They cannot catch our Gremlin (GZUR). wink
    Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree on expanding state support for projects for the production and production of aircraft engines for the entire line of domestic civil and military transport aircraft, according to the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

    The subsidy program includes projects to expand the production of engines PD-14 (for MS-21 aircraft), PS-90A (for medium-haul Tu-214 and military transport Il-76MD-90A), PD-8 (for SSJ-New and Be-200), TV-7117ST-01 (for Il-114-300). For these purposes, the UEC will allocate about 44 billion rubles.


    At the same time, research work on the creation of a high-thrust engine PD-35 should be carried out. It is planned to complete the development and creation of a prototype of this power plant by the end of 2024.

    https://aviation21.ru/odk-poluchit-44-mlrd-rublej-na-rasshirenie-proizvodstva-aviadvigatelej/

    It won't, as the government can only complete taxes and funerals.
  5. bdfy_bdfy
    bdfy_bdfy 15 November 2022 14: 15
    0
    in the 30s in the USA there were two huge monstrous airship-airship carriers with biplane fighters on board, more than a dozen in number, at the turn of the century I watched a dock film about this miracle, the team members were still alive (the film may have been filmed before), there are similar devices caught aircraft, only manned.
    1. Reviews
      Reviews 15 November 2022 14: 57
      +1
      fighters on board, more than a dozen


      In total, these two airships carried less than ten aircraft. In theory, it was possible to take five aircraft, but in fact there were only 3-4. Not tens.
      And, although they were fighters, they served as scouts.
      And the mooring device was completely different.


      1. bdfy_bdfy
        bdfy_bdfy 15 November 2022 15: 35
        0
        I don’t remember well by the number of planes, but it seems they (the airships) were different, one is larger than the other, and there was something about the third one, if it wasn’t completed, or a disaster happened to it, I don’t even remember exactly the year when, I looked on a business trip under a glass of tea, because I don’t have exact data, as you have.
        1. Reviews
          Reviews 15 November 2022 15: 52
          +1
          it seems they (airships) were different, one is larger than the other


          No, they were sisterships.

          there was something about the third, roofing felts it was not completed


          It wasn't even planned. Two were planned: "Akron" and "Macon", one for the Atlantic, the second for the Pacific.

          or disaster happened to him

          Disasters befell both. Akron was the first to be built, but did not wait for a colleague and died a year after commissioning - he got into a storm. The following year, the Mekon was put into operation, but a year later it also fell into a storm and also crashed. In the first crash, almost the entire crew died, in the second, almost the entire crew survived.
          Do not return to the idea of ​​aircraft carrier airships either in the USA or in the world.
          1. bdfy_bdfy
            bdfy_bdfy 15 November 2022 16: 08
            0
            thanks for the information, I'll try to find this film by the name of the courts and refresh the information. on YouTube or somewhere else, I watched it for the first time on the Discovery Channel. judging by the catastrophes, this was a dead end path of development, but on the technical side it was very interesting, like any seemingly useless developments, they probably represented many technical and technological solutions that were then useful for other purposes, perhaps even in other industries.
            1. Reviews
              Reviews 15 November 2022 17: 01
              +1
              I don't think it's dead end.
              And the disasters, in general, were due to miscalculations in the design and arrogance of the commanders of both airships.
              The site does not allow you to attach documents, so look for yourself: "Airships at War" by V. A. Obukhovich, S. P. Kullback and "Aircraft Carriers Lighter than Air" by Richard Smith. These are the best popular science publications about airships in Russian.
              1. bdfy_bdfy
                bdfy_bdfy 15 November 2022 17: 37
                0
                At the current technical level, it is probably possible to rethink this idea, including as a drone base. As for disasters, I got excited here, thousands of air crashes, large and small, occurred in the world, but in the media space, the most important death of the Hindenburg airship. Off topic, of course, but I was always worried about the issue of abandoning steam traction in cars, although at that time steam cars were much more perfect, more powerful and faster, there were weak points, but the internal combustion engine had no less of them at that time, and they develop in parallel, Who knows which one she took. in the newspaper Autoreview, in the XNUMXs, information came across that Volkswagen, represented by its Skoda branch, was developing steam car engines. but then this topic went into the sand, I think the lobbyists of "supposedly green" electric vehicles pushed this topic, thanks again for the information provided.
  6. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 15 November 2022 14: 19
    0
    And who does An12 pick? UAV like Gremlin? American?
    1. Shinobimono
      Shinobimono 15 November 2022 17: 36
      0
      Hercules is American. Not An-12.
  7. Arkady007
    Arkady007 15 November 2022 15: 07
    0
    I don’t quite understand why UAVs should be caught. I refueled and let it barrage further.
    Another thing is to launch where it is necessary, flying past between times.
  8. iouris
    iouris 15 November 2022 17: 13
    0
    Yesterday there were no drones yet and - here, here ...
    Is this the return system for Iranian drones?
  9. Stoler
    Stoler 15 November 2022 22: 29
    0
    Well, we can figure it out. But to implement? wassat