The future for unmanned aircraft systems may be in connecting the different domains of air, land and sea, say manufacturers following demonstrations in which orbiting UAS were used to link forces operating under water and on land. AeroVironment has worked with the U.S. Navy to show how its Blackwing small UAS enables a submarine to control a swarm of unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV). In the same exercise, Lockheed Martin launched its Vector Hawk small UAS from a UUV to operate with an ...

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