Posted in | News | Military Robotics

Recon System 16 Unmanned Aircraft Flies Over Gulf of Mexico

The first airborne science mission of the American Aerospace and Texas A&M University was completed by flying the Recon unmanned aircraft over the Gulf of Mexico. The mission was completed under a Certificate of Authorization (COA) issued by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

American Aerospace and Texas A&M launch a UAV from the RS-16 Mobile Command Center on Padre Island National Seashore. Credit: Business Wire

The Recon System 16 was flown over a secluded part of the Padre Island National Seashore six times on October 10. David Yoel, CEO of American Aerospace Advisors (AAAI). The RS-16 was developed by the Airborne Systems Group of AAAI.

The RS-16 Unmanned Aircraft makes use of an unmanned aircraft having a wing span of 13 ft which enables it to stay in the air up to 16 h consuming less than two gallons of fuel. The aircraft is connected to the RS-16 Mobile Command Center and provides live infrared videos of places on the map with a high degree of resolution. The aircraft can accommodate different science payloads that establish communication between widely spaced ground radios. The aircraft can traverse over 500 sq.mi. to the south of Corpus Christi according to the COA. The American Aerospace had developed the RS-16 system primarily for civil and scientific missions. Yoel stated that it is a completely self-operative mobile system which accommodates ground support equipment, mobile command center, payloads and spare parts. He also that the RS-16 was designed to perform civil missions effectively and that the team’s operations professionals formulated the processes and techniques to efficiently and securely deliver needed results complying with FAA regulations.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    Choi, Andy. (2019, February 20). Recon System 16 Unmanned Aircraft Flies Over Gulf of Mexico. AZoRobotics. Retrieved on June 21, 2024 from https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2191.

  • MLA

    Choi, Andy. "Recon System 16 Unmanned Aircraft Flies Over Gulf of Mexico". AZoRobotics. 21 June 2024. <https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2191>.

  • Chicago

    Choi, Andy. "Recon System 16 Unmanned Aircraft Flies Over Gulf of Mexico". AZoRobotics. https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2191. (accessed June 21, 2024).

  • Harvard

    Choi, Andy. 2019. Recon System 16 Unmanned Aircraft Flies Over Gulf of Mexico. AZoRobotics, viewed 21 June 2024, https://www.azorobotics.com/News.aspx?newsID=2191.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit

While we only use edited and approved content for Azthena answers, it may on occasions provide incorrect responses. Please confirm any data provided with the related suppliers or authors. We do not provide medical advice, if you search for medical information you must always consult a medical professional before acting on any information provided.

Your questions, but not your email details will be shared with OpenAI and retained for 30 days in accordance with their privacy principles.

Please do not ask questions that use sensitive or confidential information.

Read the full Terms & Conditions.