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In the United States for military ships developed "communication parachutes"

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The United States Department of Defense Defense Projects Agency (DARPA) is conducting tests on the TALONS communications system designed to equip warships, reports Popular Mechanics with reference to the portal Defense-aerospace.




According to the portal, "the TALONS system consists of a parachute-wing, automatic winches and communication cables."

According to the Pentagon, "an inexpensive parafoil launched from a ship will be able to carry various payloads, including communications equipment and surveillance systems."

Such a parachute can raise to a height of up to 450 m more than 60-kg equipment, thereby significantly increasing the range of the system.



The equipment has already passed a series of tests on land and at sea, the final test remains. Based on its results, a final decision will be made on the possibility of operating the system.
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  1. andrei332809
    andrei332809 30 September 2015 13: 55 New
    +2
    yes, but it will also be visible from afar request
    1. A-Sim
      A-Sim 30 September 2015 13: 56 New
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      This is a way to show the flag ...
    2. chunga-changa
      chunga-changa 30 September 2015 14: 02 New
      +7
      Powerful idea, cheap and cheerful. It is much simpler and cheaper than balloons planned for a buzzer. It can be seen from far away, so everything is relative, optics will not be visible for five to seven kilometers, and the radar can see for tens and hundreds of kilometers. At high altitude, you can use a less powerful radar compared to what you have to put on ships, a less powerful radar is likely to detect an enemy’s radiating ship stronger than it will see.
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 30 September 2015 14: 31 New
        +2
        Quote: chunga-changa
        a less powerful radar is likely to detect an enemy’s radiating ship stronger than it will.

        But a more powerful ship’s radar of opposing forces oh how easy it will detect a radiant parafoil radar!
        With passive radar, parafoil is harder ...
      2. LVMI1980
        LVMI1980 30 September 2015 15: 35 New
        0
        but only works in motion. better something like a balloon
    3. Juborg
      Juborg 30 September 2015 14: 14 New
      +2
      The campaign did find another way to cut the budget. I wonder how many yards this time will be written off (stolen!). You can’t hang an over-the-horizon radar on it.
    4. marlin1203
      marlin1203 30 September 2015 15: 29 New
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      This is old technology; in the fleet, airships were used in the 1st World War
  2. demon1978
    demon1978 30 September 2015 13: 56 New
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    And what ??? !!! Cheap and cheerful !!! fellow It’s strange that we didn’t think of it before, including request
    1. A-Sim
      A-Sim 30 September 2015 13: 57 New
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      and the fact that sonars under water dragged behind them did not suggest any thoughts?
      1. hydrox
        hydrox 30 September 2015 14: 33 New
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        Quote: A-Sim
        and the fact that sonars under water dragged behind them did not suggest any thoughts?

        There it was a way of detuning from acoustic noise ...
    2. lelikas
      lelikas 30 September 2015 14: 00 New
      +2
      Quote: demon1978
      And what ??? !!! Cheap and cheerful !!! It’s strange that we didn’t think of it before, including

      Seriously ? laughing
    3. seregatara1969
      seregatara1969 30 September 2015 14: 04 New
      0
      there were times — used communication balloons — raised the antenna
    4. DenZ
      DenZ 30 September 2015 14: 05 New
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      Everything new is well forgotten old. On the submarines put reconnaissance aircraft-spotters fire (in French. "Surkuf" for example, on the I-400 on the HMS M2). The same functions - observation, information gathering.
    5. DenZ
      DenZ 30 September 2015 14: 05 New
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      Everything new is well forgotten old. Fire-spotting reconnaissance planes were put on submarines (in French, “Surkuf” for example, on I-400 on the HMS M2). The same functions — observation, information gathering. )
    6. your1970
      your1970 30 September 2015 19: 32 New
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      yeah, yeah, in the WWII they dragged on box balloons and snakes, in the interval there was a “snake antenna”, in WWII the USA itself dragged on parachutes and snakes ...
      Yeah, I forgot even tethered gyros ..
      Used all countries of the world with a more or less decent fleet overlooking the sea ...
  3. Jan Ivanov
    Jan Ivanov 30 September 2015 15: 10 New
    0
    Where the mobile does not take, and you need to call dozarez.
  4. beer-youk
    beer-youk 30 September 2015 20: 02 New
    +1
    The most reliable means of communication are carrier pigeons. As soon as you think of the Pentagon? Well, how much dough can be squeezed out on one feed only!
  5. Palach
    Palach 1 October 2015 11: 36 New
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    At the same time, sailors can ride a paraglider!