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Darpa looks to use small ships as drone bases

Posted By admin On March 4, 2013 @ 11:55 am In Sci Tech,Tile | Comments Disabled

BBC [1]
March 4, 2013

The US military is planning to use fleets of small ships as platforms for unmanned aircraft to land and take off.

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa) said it needed to increase its airborne “surveillance and reconnaissance”.

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), known as drones, are commonly launched on land – but deploying them at sea is harder because they need to refuel.

They currently require large aircraft carriers with long runways.

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[1] BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21653364

[2] EPIC Petitions Government to Suspend Drone Surveillance Program: http://www.prisonplanet.com/epic-petitions-government-to-suspend-drone-surveillance-program.html

[3] Drone makers cashing in as war tactics evolve: http://www.prisonplanet.com/drone-makers-cashing-in-as-war-tactics-evolve.html

[4] ‘US drones fly from secret Kenya bases’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-drones-fly-from-secret-kenya-bases.html

[5] US Navy Drone Makes First Aircraft Carrier Landing: http://www.prisonplanet.com/us-navy-drone-makes-first-aircraft-carrier-landing.html

[6] Unmanned drone planes set to spy on Britons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/unmanned-drone-planes-set-to-spy-on-britons.html

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