This is how Tern’s SideArm UAV capture system works

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been funding Aurora’s SideArm UAV launch and recovery system for the Tactically Enhanced Reconnaissance Node (Tern) program. A video showing how the actual system works has been posted online.


The motivation behind Tern is to one day allow small warships to launch and recover medium-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicles.

  1. Leon Steyns says:

    Somebody re-invented the Brodie Landing System!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Wrz20iLAEA

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