DARC provides users with the ability to provide urgent and discrete contingency resupply to recipients at ranges of up to 100 nautical miles.
The disposable system is airdropped from a supporting fixed-wing aircraft and performs an unpowered autonomous flight to the recipient-designated landing zone. This project went from inception through CoDR and PDR in just 4 weeks.
The extended reach, ultra low cost, and discrete manner by which critical resupply can be achieved forge a path toward a new level of contingency preparedness never before seen in combat.
Disposable Aerial Resupply Craft (DARC) – Long-range single-use glider for precision tactical resupply.
• Endurance: 70 min
• MTOW: 50 lb.
• Payload: 25 lb.
• Speed: 75 kn
• Range: 100-mile deployment standoff
• Propulsion: Unpowered
• Launch: Air Dropped
• Recovery: Deep Stall