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Use of Launch System

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Use of Launch System

Do all of the UAV options provided in the detailed background require a launch/catapult system?

For example, we were considering using a Rotary Wing (Helicopter) and didn't think it required one to get it in the air.

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Angela,

None of the options MUST use a catapult/launcher. In fact, it would only be useful for options A and B, the two fixed-wing platforms, if they were configured to carry a heavy payload or fuel load. The value of the catapult/launcher is that is provides a means of assisting a heavy platform into the air in a small (short) space.

-Dr. Terwilliger

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Angela,

None of the options MUST use a catapult/launcher. In fact, it would only be useful for options A and B, the two fixed-wing platforms, if they were configured to carry a heavy payload or fuel load. The value of the catapult/launcher is that is provides a means of assisting a heavy platform into the air in a small (short) space.

-Dr. Terwilliger

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