A U.S. Navy project to airlift bomb-disposal robots by unmanned helicopter and remotely operate them over distances up to 50 mi. is heading toward a key flight demonstration in June. The system would enable a faster, safer response to threats such as roadside bombs. The CURRE project—for Cooperative Unmanned Air Systems (UAS) and Robots for Remote Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)—is a joint program by the Naval Air Warfare Center at Patuxent River and Naval Surface Warfare ...


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