Portable UAS Tailhook Arrest System for Austere Conditions

UAS Asset Recovery Management, LLC has developed a combination of short stroke landing systems for fixed wing UAV’s as small as 10 kg upward to 3200+ kg. Each system can be custom configured for the individual application. One combination includes a tailhook system with a deceleration regulator. This combination has been tested up to 3200 kg at 60 kt with a deceleration stroke inside of 75 meters and an average applied g force under ½ g. The short-field arresting system for large UAS (500lbs and up) can arrest 3,200lb aircraft landing at 65kts in 200 feet. It can be deployed by 2 or 3 operators in 20 minutes and reset in 10. It is designed for austere conditions and is scalable for larger aircraft. For details, visit Uasarm.com.

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report, the background for which appeared in their  # 23 - 4 -31 MARCH 2023 edition of the UNMANNED SYSTEMS NEWS (USN).

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