The development of an increasing number of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for maritime missions is prompting the Israeli navy and air force to ask with increasing seriousness whether a UAS carrier is needed. The appetite for using medium and large unmanned aircraft on the sea is growing, leading some in industry to envision a dedicated carrier with a deck that will enable large UAS such as the Israel Aerospace Industries Heron-1 to operate. The Heron-1 already has been adapted for ...


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