Submarine Launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
Patent, Filed 11 Sep 95, patented 1 Apr 97
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
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A submarine launched unmanned aerial vehicle comprises an elongated generally cylindrically-shaped body. Tail fins are stored in the body and are self deployable to extend outwardly from the body. A booster motor is fixed to an aft end of the body and is self releasable from the body. A propeller is disposed at the aft end of the body and is self deployable to an exposed position at the aft end of the body after release of the booster motor. A propulsion motor is mounted in the body and is operative to drive the propeller. Rotors are stored in the body and are self deployable to an exposed position wherein the rotors provide lift to the vehicle.
- Pilotless Aircraft