Planes have been around for decades Submarines Deadly enemy. However, the aviation arsenal is constantly improving and unmanned aerial vehicles are joining known threats, such as aircraft and ZOP (anti-submarine warfare) helicopters.
The Americans began testing equipment that will be used in the near future for the MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV. It’s a deep modification of the classic Bell 407 helicopter that the crew was taken out to create Unmanned machine To the Navy.
The group, designed for the MQ-8C Fire Scout UAV, is currently being tested on a Bell 407. It consists of sonar buoys, as well as a system for communicating with sensors and processing data obtained with their help.
Thanks to this, the unmanned aerial vehicle will be able to independently search for submarines. Compared to manned systems, an important advantage of the new equipment will be several times longer patrol time – up to three times longer than in the case of manned machines.
The construction of the aforementioned system was made possible by the development of a new generation of hydroacoustic floats. Due to their small size, they can be taken in large numbers by DronesThe tests carried out proved that it was possible to manage its deployment remotely, and then process the obtained data.
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