Researchers Make History

By John ZierowJanuary 27, 2022

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DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah - For the first time, an unmanned air vehicle has successfully been launched and recovered midflight by the same aircraft that launched it. This achievement is one of many ground breaking projects developed at Dugway Proving Ground that advances the Army's capabilities and technology. Tests like this one done at Dugway ensures the safety of soldiers and enhances the readiness of the Army.

DARPA’s Gremlins project successfully flew an unmanned air vehicle (#UAV) and then retrieved it into C-130 aircraft while in flight. The complex maneuver is another step toward expanding the use and range of #drones in distributed air operations.