Textron's small UAS deployed on first DDG, second coming soon

By Audrey Decker / April 18, 2022 at 12:19 PM
Textron Systems' small unmanned aircraft system Aerosonde is operational on its first guided-missile destroyer and will deploy on a second destroyer this fall. Aerosonde provides intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services and integrates data directly to the warship's combat information center, giving the crew full awareness, according to Wayne Prender, Textron’s senior vice president of air systems. For the past three years, Aerosonde aircraft have been operating aboard the expeditionary sea base ship Hershel “Woody” Williams (ESB-4), Prender told Inside Defense...

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