The U.S. Navy will start testing logistics drones on an plane service to see if using unmanned aerial autos (UAV) is sensible on this atmosphere. These drones are succesful are carrying as much as a 50-pound payload and may fly about 200 miles. This testing is in response to the wants of the Army Sealift Command (which controls the replenishment and army transport ships of the Navy) and the Naval Air Forces Atlantic fleet for a sooner technique of sending crucial components to warships at sea. The testing might be carried out by the Naval Air Warfare Middle Plane Division and can embody as much as 4 UAVs in operation for the testing.
The Navy has decided that about 90 p.c of crucial mission failures for warships underway may be repaired by sending a payload weighing lower than 20 kilos, which may actually be transported by these UAVs. For instance, if a small radar element have been damaged, the Navy might use a UAV to move the half from a bigger vessel at sea to the smaller vessel in a brief period of time with out having to reschedule a helicopter route.
The aim of this testing is to have the ability to use UAVs for crucial half supply at a spread of 200 miles, placing the components into the fingers of the sailors effectively and economically. This testing will happen over a two-year interval.