Way To Go and Return!

Braybrook, Roy
June 2007
Armada International;Jun/Jul2007, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p29
The article discusses the use of mini- and micro-drones in warfare. There are problems in hand-launching a drone in urban warfare. The reliability of hand-launching is lessened as weights and wing loadings increase, and in gusting conditions. A drone that is capable of taking off and landing vertically can be operated nearly anywhere. Some are released from moving vehicles, thereby eliminating the need to accelerate the drone to flying speed.


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