Business Insider: DARPA is building a drone to provide 'persistent' surveillance virtually anywhere in the world
DARPA is on track to unveil a working prototype of its "Tern" drone system in 2018 that could eventually give the Navy and Marines persistent surveillance and strike targeting "virtually anywhere in the world."
If it's implemented, the Tern program would see fully-autonomous drones on small-deck ships throughout the world that can take off and land vertically. Once in flight, they transition to wing-borne flight at medium altitude and become the eyes and ears for its ship for long periods of time.
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