Breaking Defense reported Monday that General Atomics created the mechanism as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency‘s Gremlins program that seeks to explore UAS launch-and-recovery techniques.
The company also designed an alternative system to recover drones with a reel-in-reel-out mechanism similar to the method used during military aircraft refueling missions, Chris Pehrson, General Atomics vice president for strategic development, told Breaking Defense in an interview.
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