High-speed vessel USNS HSV-2 Swift has completed testing of the TIF-25K unmanned blimp Aerostat and a Puma UAV and departed Key West, Fla., on May 1 for Operation Martillio, a Countering Transnational Organized Crime (C-TOC) mission in the U.S. 4th Fleet area of responsibility. The Navy was testing the “unique capabilities” of the Aerostat and UAV as potential future platforms for countering illicit trafficking. The Navy sees the two aircraft as a more cost-effective way to conduct ...

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