In the recent exercises off the coast of Southern California, the US Navy has tested a small, unmanned surface vessel named ADARO. This small drone is intended to extend intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) coverage for the fleet when operating in regions close to the coast. ADARO is manufactured by SeaLandAire and is around three feet long, weighs some 20 pounds, and is driven by a hybrid energy power plant. In addition, this small drone is a product of the government’s initiative to support small businesses in research and development.
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