TARGET ARM LLC Successfully Captures and Releases Drones with Talon

TARGET ARM LLC today announces and provides a short video of its Talon prototype successfully capturing and releasing a drone during dynamic bench testing.

Press Release ( - RIDGEFIELD, Conn. - Apr 04, 2018 - TARGET ARM LLC announces today that Talon, a 1/6th-scale prototype of the patented Pin Array Chambering System (PACS), is repeatedly, and reliably, capturing and releasing drones under dynamic bench testing, with fan air simulating a moving platform.  Here is a short video of a typical drone capture and release on Target Arm’s YouTube channel:

In addition to ongoing, dynamic bench testing, Target Arm has been conducting initial flight testing with a moving ground vehicle.  Flight testing will expand into the Spring as weather improves in the northeast, with completion expected by late Spring.

Jeff McChesney, CEO & Founder, stated, “Talon’s elegant, yet simple, pin array continues to prove its revolutionary potential by capturing and releasing our drones reliably during our tests.  Each day we gain more and more confidence that Talon is poised to become a real game changer for UAS/UCAV launching and recovering from another moving object, and that now includes moving ground and naval platforms.  With each flight test onto a moving ground vehicle, Talon is proving its potential to become a force multiplier since it is agnostic to design, shape or mission of each specific UAS/UCAV.  If it fits in the breech, Talon can capture it.

The ROI implications alone are staggering, as Talon will enable rearming, refueling and reprogramming UAS/UCAVs airborne, while removing landing gear and proprietary recovery systems and support.  Equally impressive, Talon also expands the available options and missions for commanders and decision-makers.”

NSM Engineering, from Bethel CT, continues to provide stellar support with all engineering requirements, to include the flight tests and ground vehicle operations.

Target Arm predicts Talon will be utilized across the full spectrum of operations. For the military, this includes, but is not limited to, full-scale battlespace employment with UCAVs (Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles), through to supporting single missions such as SOF (Special Operations Forces) insertions and surveillance and down toISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) missions. For the commercial sector, Talon enables, but again is not limited to, new search and rescue capabilities across the oceans and austere environments, more effective disaster responses and even to oil/gas pipeline inspections through wilderness areas. With Talon, Target Arm calculates UASs will evolve quickly to remove their landing gear; thereby, improving their payload, range, time on station, volley rates, and most importantly,ROI.

Target Arm LLC is a Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), founded in 2017 to provide for development and commercialization of the patented Talon (Pin Array Chambering System, U.S. Patent No. 9,650,156) specifically, as well as for strategic and business consulting in general.

For more information please visit, or contact Jeff McChesney, at or 203.434.5866.

Source : Target Arm LLC
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