Association of the United States Army
AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
21 to 23 October 2013
Washington D.C., United States
L-3 at AUSA 2013
|Wednesday, October 23, 2013 10:08 PM|
|L-3 Unmanned Systems showcased the CUTLASS tube launched expandable UAS at AUSA 2013|
L-3 Unmanned Systems showcased during the 2013 Association of the United States Army (AUSA) conference in Washington, D.C its CUTLASS tube launched, expendable UAS. Cutlass is a tube-launched Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) capable of both air and ground launch from both 120 mm and 150 mm launch tubes.
The Cutlass is a UAS with an amazing launch system
Originally developed as an air deployable flying sensor, Cutlass provides a stand-off off-board sensing capability to Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft. Cutlass features a high lift-to-drag ratio design to maximize endurance and range. It includes a sliding wing deployment mechanism to maximize wing length. It is powered by an electric motor with folding propeller blades and includes both command and control and video communication data links to either ground or airborne remote control stations.
Cutlass is a tube-launched Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS) capable of both air and ground launch from both 120 mm and 150 mm launch tubes.