Airbus is developing a ship-based version of its TANAN rotary UAV.
Airbus has teamed up with French shipbuilder DCNS to integrate TANAN into ships. Airbus will provide the UAV, payloads, data link and ground station, while DCNS will handle integration into the ship's combat system.
TANAN operate at a maximum altitude of 13,000 feet for eight hours, at a range of up to 110 miles. The Airbus-DCNS agreement come as the U.S. Navy prepares to conduct trials of the MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter. c4isrnet