Insitu’s Flares: UAV Launches UAV Launched by catapult and recovered by catching a suspended cable, Insitu’s ScanEagle unmanned aircraft has always had a unique way of operating. Now the company has demonstrated launch and recovery of the small long-endurance UAV—using another unmanned aircraft. The Flying Launch and Recovery System (Flares) is a vertical-takeoff-and-landing UAV with four pairs of rotors. The vehicle lifts the fixed-wing ScanEagle vertically into the air, ...

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