GLAUS “Grenade Launched Unmanned Aerial Systems”
1: Warfare has changed since all this terrorism
2: Urban warfare Battle of Monterrey, Mexico, Battle of Berlin, First Chechen War, Close-quarters battle, Second Battle of Fallujah
3: Along with M-16, M-4, G-3, We have Guns and Grenade launchers.
4: M79, M203, MK 19,
5: 40 MM grenades launch
6: Shadi, Spray se le ke jung tak Drones ka istimal ho raha ha
7: American Army 1 miniture drone bana rahi ha jo 40MM ke grenade launcher se fire kia ja sake ga
8: Patent file ho geya ha. Pata neh patent ki kia zarurat ha.
9: lifesavers for infantrymen, or ye small drone infantry ke “Combat Kit” main easily aa jae ga
10: develop innovative concepts for the warfighter’s needs, which generally means we bring the size and weight down of a device, and push up the range and lethality,
11: Black Nano UAV
In the document, inventors Hao Kang and John Gerdes describe a compact, battery-powered UAV that deploys a folding blade propeller and a paraglider wing made of mylar. “Although the teachings disclosed herein can be adapted to any grenade launcher, in some embodiments, the grenade launcher is a 40mm launcher. In some embodiments, the grenade launcher is an M79, M203, or MK-19 launcher,” the document states.
It’s not clear if a prototype has been built, the patent application only includes conceptual drawings, but it also includes specific details indicating maybe it has, like that the GLUAS has a 2-kilometer range, a 2,000-foot operating ceiling, and 30 to 90-minute battery life. The U.S. Army has successfully prototyped a 40mm-launched counter-drone net.
The new patent application also says it’s designed for reconnaissance, i.e., it’s a camera drone and not a loitering munition like the Australian-made DefendTex Drone-40, a bomb-carrying quadcopter also packaged as a 40mm cartridge. “Current UAVs are subject to a highly limiting tradeoff between size and endurance,” the GLUAS patent application states.
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