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DARPA's new drone wants to cover the sea with air support

Next step: making sure the TERN turns out okay
DARPA Tern Concept Video

Screenshot by author, from YouTube

DARPA Tern Concept Video

Taking off like a helicopter and flying like a plane, TERN is designed as a versatile armed scout that can operate far from its home ship.

Terns are a family of

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