Ships To See Farther With Darpa’s Talons Capability

Open-water testing of a low-cost automated parafoil has shown the system can extend a ship’s horizon by lifting surveillance sensors or communications payloads to altitudes many-times higher than the vessel’s mast. Darpa’s Towed Airborne Lift of Naval Systems (Talons) program harks back decades: to...
Graham Warwick

Graham leads Aviation Week's coverage of technology, focusing on engineering and technology across the aerospace industry, with a special focus on identifying technologies of strategic importance to aviation, aerospace and defense.

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