Swarm of storm-resilient drones will soon fly into Atlantic hurricanes

Altius drone model with at NOAA’s Aircraft Operations Center in Florida


A growing fleet of seafaring and aerial drones stand ready to take the plunge into the heart of some of the most powerful storms on Earth during this year’s Atlantic hurricane season. The up-close measurements they make will help deliver more accurate hurricane warnings.

“We’re intentionally sailing an object into one of the most inhospitable and dangerous environments on Earth – the middle of a major Atlantic hurricane,” says Matt Womble at Saildrone, a US company that has designed …

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