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DARPA’s SideArm research effort seeks to create a self-contained, portable apparatus able to horizontally launch and retrieve unmanned aerial systems (UASs) of up to 900 pounds. Aurora Flight Sciences recently tested a full-scale SideArm technology demonstration system that repeatedly captured a Lockheed Martin Fury UAS accelerated to representative flight speeds via an external catapult.

DARPA’s SideArm will create a self-contained, portable apparatus able to horizontally launch and retrieve unmanned aerial systems.
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Unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, are becoming a greater force in today’s military arsenal of reconnaissance and weaponry. Although the concept of using manned aerial platforms as a device of military strategy is many centuries old, the ability to fly …
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  Unmanned systems, which are on the rise in the Marine Corps, are designed to do the dull, dangerous and dirty.  And now managing unmanned aircraft, vehicles and ground robots can all be done with one controller called the Tactical Robotic …
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