Accession Number : AD0871877

Title :   Development of an Aircraft Monitor and Control (AMAC) System (RYU-7/A24-DSN-3) for the DSN-3 Drone.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AVIONICS FACILITY INDIANAPOLIS IN

Personal Author(s) : Staples, John P.

Report Date : 25 MAY 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 37

Abstract : The Bureau of Naval Weapons is developing a small radio-controlled helicopter (DSN-3) for antisubmarine warfare. The DSN-3, will operate from a landing-platform on a surface ship (DD), and will be sent out when sonar contact is made with an enemy submarine. The helicopter will be controlled from the deck of the destroyer. When tracking radar and sonar positions coincide, the weapon (a Mk 44 torpedo, Mk 46 torpedo, or Mk 57 nuclear depth charge) is armed and dropped. At this time, the DSN-3 returns to the destroyer.

Descriptors :   *REMOTE CONTROL), *ANTISUBMARINE AIRCRAFT), (*HELICOPTERS, (*DRONES, MONITORS, CIRCUITS, DEPTH CHARGES, NUCLEAR BOMBS, TORPEDOES, FLIGHT TESTING, OPERATION.

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Pilotless Aircraft
      Undersea and Antisubmarine Warfare

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE