Watch a drone deliver supplies to a submarine underway

Test involved USS Henry M. Jackson near Hawaii
Drone Delivers Payload to USS Henry M. Jackson
Posted at 9:02 AM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 09:02:29-05

PACIFIC OCEAN - How do you get supplies to a submarine underway at sea? The Navy is showing there are multiple ways.

US Pacific Fleet Submarine Force last month demonstrated four different payload deliveries to the USS Henry M. Jackson.

The Jackson, an Ohio-class ballistic-missile submarine, was operating near the Hawaiian Islands at the time.

It received payloads delivered by a Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter as well as an underway replenishment from a Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey.

The Air Force also used a C-17 to airdrop a payload down to the Jackson.

The fourth test had a Sailor remotely operating a drone deliver a small payload to the submarine.

Watch the drone delivery here: