U.S. Military Demonstrates Grabbing a Large Drone in Mid-Air

The U.S. Government has shown off the successful Airbone recovery of a large drone. The demonstration, which took place in October '21, saw X-61 Gremlin Air Vehicles (GAV) being retrieved by a C-130 Hercules Military Transport Aircarft. The drone is seen changing formation of its wings before captured by a grabbing mechanism extending from the aircraft DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projecs Agency Advanced), the R&D agency of the U.S. Department of Defense, say: “safe, effective, and reliable air recoveries promise to dramatically expand the range and potential uses of unmanned air vehicles in conflict situations.”

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