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The military organization has successfully delivered a five-pound cargo consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies, and food to the USS Hawaii submarine (SSN 776) from the Virginia class.

The US Navy drops DRONE stocks for the first time on submarines at sea

  • The US Navy transported a 5-pound cargo to a submarine while it was en route
  • This is the first time that military organizations use a drone to deliver deliveries
  • There is no longer any need for submarines to dock in ports and stay in battle
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The US Navy has a new method for transporting supplies to offshore submarines – delivery with drones.

The military organization has successfully delivered a five-pound cargo consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies, and food to the USS Hawaii submarine (SSN 776) from the Virginia class.

By supplying supplies by drone, submarines no longer have to pull goods into ports and they can spend more time fighting.

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The military organization has successfully delivered a five-pound cargo consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies, and food to the USS Hawaii submarine (SSN 776) from the Virginia class.

The military organization has successfully delivered a five-pound cargo consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies, and food to the USS Hawaii submarine (SSN 776) from the Virginia class.

This is the first time that the US Navy uses a drone to deliver goods and Lt. Cmdr. Christopher Keithley, assigned to COMSUBPAC, said: & # 39; What started as an innovative idea has paid off as a potentially radical new submarine logistics delivery capacity. & # 39;

& # 39; A large percentage of parts required on submarines weighs less than five pounds, so this ability can alleviate the need for boats to withdraw ports for parts or medical supplies. & # 39;

The idea of ​​using a drone arose a year ago in the Submarine Force Innovation Lab (iLab), which has since collaborated with the University of Hawaii Applied Researcher Lab.

Rear Admiral Blake Converse, Commander, Submarine Force, U.S. Pacific Fleet said: & Our sailors are visionaries. Their ideas benefit the submarine and make an incredible difference. & # 39;

& # 39; We are already seeing the impact that this one idea can have on the entire fleet. & # 39;

By supplying supplies by drone, submarines no longer have to pull goods into ports and they can spend more time fighting. Shown is the USS Hawaii (SSN 776)
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By supplying supplies by drone, submarines no longer have to pull goods into ports and they can spend more time fighting. Shown is the USS Hawaii (SSN 776)

By supplying supplies by drone, submarines no longer have to pull goods into ports and they can spend more time fighting. Shown is the USS Hawaii (SSN 776)

& # 39; The joint effort of the sailors at COMSUBPAC and the University of Hawaii has resulted in supplying the necessary supplies to submarines that can save time and money, allowing us to stay in the fight. & # 39;

A one-week training station was held for submarine sailors stationed in Pearl Harbor.

Those who signed up became skilled drone pilots and developed the concept of converting an unmanned aircraft and submarine into a package for delivering and receiving packages.

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& # 39; Members of the University of Hawaii Applied Research Lab collaborated with COMSUBPAC Sailors to create an & # 39; snag and develop a relief mechanism for loading the drone, practice the concept using the prototypes on the rear of trucks and jeeps, & # 39; said Keithley.

& # 39; As the training progressed and the drone innovations became more reliable, the team was able to demonstrate capacity on a small patrol boat from Pearl Harbor. & # 39;

After final adjustments and last minute training, the team gathered on the coast of West Oahu and flew a small cargo of five pounds over a mile offshore to USS Hawaii.

& # 39; The viper pole and drone delivery mechanisms performed perfectly when the cargo of parts was safely delivered aboard the submarine, making history the first ever drone episode aboard a submarine on its way & # 39 ;, said Keithley.

& # 39; I am very proud of the joint effort and ability they have created from almost thin air. & # 39;

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& # 39; The success of this project is a real proof of the ingenuity of our team and I am very grateful to them and our submarine sailors, who volunteered to make it a success. & # 39;

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