Sea Robin XFC

Sea Robin XFC is a submarine launched Unmanned Aerial Vehicle platform that the United States Naval Research Laboratory is testing. Expected launches will be from Seawolf, Los Angeles and Virginia class submarines

XFC UAV
Role Submarine-launched UAV
Manufacturer U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
First flight 2013
Introduction 2013
Primary user United States Navy
Number built 1

Contractor Oceaneering developed the launch canister system.[1]

Experimental Fuel Cell UAV (XFC)Edit

The platform launches an experimental fuel cell UAV or XFC UAV from a torpedo tube of a nuclear submarine and stealth UAV being tested is an eXperimental fuel cell using hydrogen.[1]

The UAV wings unfolded after launch into a X wing format. The UAV has a propeller in the rear and a camera dome in front.

The system was tested from USS Providence in late 2013.[2]

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