Sea ALL (Sea Airborne Lead Line) is the US Naval variant of the NRL/MCWL Dragon EyeTM. The system will provide Naval vessels with a close-in reconnaissance capability for harbor patrol, maritime interception, surveillance, and search and rescue. The man-portable, 4.5 lb airplane is hand-launched and remotely piloted using a compact, portable ground control station. The operator flies the Sea ALL using the video downlinked from the color or black and white camera in the nose of the aircraft. The operator also steers the Sea ALL into a net for shipboard recovery. Future research efforts will allow autonomous operation of the aircraft, with control stick steering for man-in-the-loop search.

Sponsors: ONR
Program type: 6.2 Exploratory Development
Years: 2001-2002