Marines can squeeze drones right out of the sky with this innovative “Skyhook” drone retrieval system. Marines launch and collect an RQ-21A Blackjack from the moody rug of the USS San Diego. The drone is used for intelligence, surveillance, and reconnoitering missions.
The drone’s wing is held by a unresolved wire. The liberation complement uses GPS to beam the drone to the wire. The complement is easy to relapse and takes up little space, so it can be used on land or at sea.