Choppers On the Trend

Biass, Eric H.
December 2008
Armada International;Dec2008, Vol. 32 Issue 6, p42
The article focuses on the advances in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). The progress in rotor design, autopilot and automatic landing technologies have gradually made the helicopter drone, particularly the Northrop Grumman Fire Scout an acceptable option for aircraft carrier deployed UAV. The Schiebel Camcopter S100 UAV has been deployed by the Germany Navy, with plans to adopt an intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance, the author says.


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