U.S. Army Successfully Launches Spy Drone From Black Hawk

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An Area-I air-launched, tube-integrated, unmanned system, or ALTIUS, is launched from a UH-60 Black Hawk at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, on March 4, where the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center led a demonstration that highlighted the forward air launch of the ALTIUS.(Yuma Proving Ground photo).
An Area-I air-launched, tube-integrated, unmanned system, or ALTIUS, is launched from a UH-60 Black Hawk at Yuma Proving Ground, AZ, on March 4, where the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Aviation & Missile Center led a demonstration that highlighted the forward air launch of the ALTIUS.(Yuma Proving Ground photo).

May 29, 2020 | Originally published by verticalmag.com, on May 18, 2020

The U.S. Army has successfully deployed a fixed-wing drone from a helicopter that then was able to receive video from the unmanned vehicle, proving that so-called “air-launched effects” can survive launch and the helicopter’s downwash before flying independent missions.

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