France's revolutionary Hussard 2 FOG unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has successfully demonstrated that its fibre optic cable can be used to remotely control air vehicles.

The Conference delegates were shown a test video of the system, which is not vulnerable to enemy jamming, according to programme manager Robert Doste.


The Aerospatiale system is now being offered to the French and German armies as a low cost UAV.

The UAV is controlled by signals sent down an ultra-thin fibre optic cable that is spooled out behind the air vehicle in flight.

It is the only UAV to use such a system, and has been successful in tests up to ranges of 10km.

Source: Flight Daily News