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How cargo containers for UAVs can improve resupply capabilities

22nd November 2022 - 15:00 GMT | by Harry Lye in London


TB2 Aerospace's DROPS capability allows UAVs to autonomously align and collect different-sized cargo containers. (Photo: TB2 Aerospace)

Describing its technology as akin to shipping containers for UAVs, TB2 Aerospace believes its cargo system for drones could yield benefits for tactical resupply.

TB2 Aerospace has developed a system of cargo containers for UAVs intending to create a standardised carrying capacity like that provided by ISO shipping containers.

The company's Drone Recharging Operational Payload System (DROPS) allows any UAV to align and capture its cargo pod autonomously.

This cargo pod can then be flown where needed and dropped off, giving the UAS utility for resupply. However, the company's mounting system could also work for other capabilities, such as weapons.

The DROPS containers also carry batteries, allowing the system to pass power to the UAV, giving aircraft an extended flight range.

In a tactical resupply

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Harry Lye


Harry Lye

Harry Lye was Senior Naval Reporter at Shephard Media.

Harry joined the company in 2021, …

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