Drone Guides Ship In Antarctic (with video)

Cool video of a drone scouting in the Antarctic:

The Royal Navy’s ice patrol ship HMS Protector has launched tiny pilotless aircraft from her decks for the first time to assist with navigating through the Antarctic.

A quadcopter and a 3D-printed aircraft have scouted the way for the survey ship so she can find her way through the thick ice of frozen seas.HMCSProtector

It’s the first time the Royal Navy has used unmanned aerial vehicles in this part of the world. The Service has been operating ScanEagle ‘eyes in sky’ from frigates in the Gulf for the past couple of years which feed vital live imagery back to ships on maritime security patrols.

Read more: http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/watch-drone-guides-hms-protector-through-stunning-antarctic-sea-ice-1-7329267