System ‘would allow for ‘persistent intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance’
The Pentagon is planning a demonstration for late 2018 that will prove to the world that it can blanket the globe with versatile drones.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced funding on Monday for Phase III of its Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) project. The effort, made in partnership with the Office of Naval Research and Northrop Grumman, will give officials the ability to launch long-range, high-endurance operations from anywhere in the world.
In short, TERN will use vertical launch drones with offensive and defensive capabilities from over 100 small deck helicopter-capable ships.
“It would allow the Navy and the Marine Corp to conduct…
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