TITLE

Maritime Drones -- Back to the Future?

AUTHOR(S)
Hooton, E. R.
PUB. DATE
February 2004
SOURCE
Armada International;Feb/Mar2004, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p61
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Discusses unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) being used by the U.S. Navy. Advantages of a UAV; Result of improvements in communications and guidance systems; Problems with fixed-wing drones; Description of the RQ-8A Fire Scout UAV from Northrop Grumman Corp.
ACCESSION #
12550306

 

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