Sunday, April 16, 2017

RQ-21A Blackjack Drone Launch Aboard USS San Diego (LPD-22)

An RQ-21A Blackjack drone is launched from the flight deck of the USS San Diego (LPD-22) on April 12, 2017. The RQ-21A Blackjack is an intelligence, surveillance, reconnaissance unmanned aircraft capable of being launched and recovered from flight decks on U.S. Navy ships.

The SkyHook system is the first aircraft capture system to eliminate runways and nets. 

Film Credits: Cpl Timothy Valero