US Navy completes drone delivery trials to and from ships
The US Navy has been working on ways to provision ships at sea with less costly alternatives to traditional marine vessels, planes, or helicopters – now it says it has successfully completed a trial using drones to fulfill those delivery requirements.
The most recent series of tests in that continuing process to use drones as cheaper and more adapted means of delivering payloads to Navy ships were conducted by the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD). Though previous experiments had been made using UAVs to vessels stationed at moderate distances offshore, the NAWCAD trial flew the craft over 200 nautical miles between Naval Air Station Patuxent River in St. Inigoes, Maryland, and ships designated as destinations.
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