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Landing A Drone Aircraft With No Runway: Unique ‘SkyHook’ Recovery System

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Marines launch and recover a RQ-21A Blackjack from the flight deck of the amphibious transport dock USS San Diego. The RQ-21A Blackjack is an intelligence surveillance reconnaissance unmanned aircraft capable of being launched and recovers from flight decks on naval vessels.

imaget/text credit:  AiirSource Military 

Sky Hook is a recovery solution that essentially snatches the drones right out of the air without causing them any damage and lowers them back to a point where they can be assessed and used again.

This could come in handy when you’re dealing with a very small area to land these fast-moving machines. On the surface, it might look a crude solution but, it seems to be effective from a glance.

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The drone system provides persistent maritime and land-based tactical reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition (RSTA) data collection and dissemination capabilities to the warfighter.The SkyHook system is the first aircraft capture system to eliminate runways and nets.

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