The German Navy wants to expand its capabilities by using helicopter drones on board its corvettes and, in the long term, on the new MKS 180 ships.
However, extensive tests on sea-going units are still required before extensive procurement can take place. For the fall of this year, the Navy has scheduled the first flight tests with these Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) on a K130 class Corvette.
Kapitza explains that further considerations primarily go in the direction of more direct operational support. The skills of unmanned and manned flying systems are to be united under the keyword Manned-Unmanned-Teaming or MUM-T. This could go so far that several UAS can be controlled from a helicopter or aircraft for direct support in the field. Digital day access Digital half-year subscription Digital Annual subscription
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