The US Navy Turned Its Drone Helicopter Into a Mine Detector
The U.S. Navy’s helicopter-like Fire Scout drone can now operate an advanced sensor giving it increased ability to detect and destroy mines and submarines from a Littoral Combat Ship, service officials said.
The new sensor, designed for combat and surveillance missions in littoral waters, is called the Coastal Battlefield Reconnaissance and Analysis, or COBRA. The technology has formally achieved its initial operational capability, and its primary function is detecting mines and submarines while keeping the small and lightly-armed LCS and its crew at a safe distance.
Read more: https://goo.gl/FxNsxg