The Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System Aims to Improve Storm Forecasting

 - Jan 13, 2016
References: aoml.noaa.gov & gizmag
As climate change brings about more intense storms, the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System is designed to help offer scientific feedback to help more accurately forecast storms and predict shifts. Researchers at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are aiming to utilize the Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System to help better understand weather patterns to prevent disasters before they strike.

The robotic drone was created by Raytheon, which is a brand focused on defense technology. The Coyote is dropped from the belly of a plane and designed to fly into some of the most treacherous parts of the storm with ease, although the developers are still working out the technology to go even further.

The Coyote Unmanned Aircraft System is an example of more sophisticated applications of drone technology that will likely continue to be seen.