Drone delivery to subs at sea

The University of Hawaiʻi played a key role in an important milestone for the U.S. Navy. For the first time ever, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivered supplies to an underway submarine, the USS Hawaiʻi, a mile off the coast of Oʻahu.

The project is a collaboration between the U.S. Pacific Fleet Submarine Force and ARL at UH that owns and operates the UAV. A five-pound payload consisting of circuit cards, medical supplies and food was successfully delivered.