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UDT 2022: Spear details submarine-launched Ninox 103 UAS

8th June 2022 - 14:30 GMT | by Harry Lye in Rotterdam


Graphic of the Spear Ninox 103 being released from a submarine. (Image: Spear)

A new UAS solution offers submarines an aerial picture beyond what is typically provided by protruding masts.

SpearUAV unveiled its encapsulated submarine-to-air Ninox 103 loitering UAS at the UDT event in Rotterdam on 7-9 June.

The system offers submarines the ability to launch a UAV for enhanced situational awareness and can use AI to classify targets automatically.

Ninox 103 offers a 10km range and can carry a 1kg payload in flight for 45min.

The system allows submarines to see beyond the sea-level image, usually provided by surfacing to periscope depth or through optronic arrays.

Once released from a submarine, the launch of the device can also be delayed to enhance its effect or allow a boat to

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye is Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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