Navy tests new unmanned drone, blimp

  • Crews prepare the Aerostat, a blimp with a payload of radar equipment and cameras, for a capabilities' test while off shore of Key West. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff

  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander of the Fourth Fleet, watches the launch of the Aerostat that may one day be used in the war on drugs in the Caribbean. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff

  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander fo the U.S. 4th Fleet, watches the launch of the Aerostat, a blimp that contains radar equipment and cameras for possible use in the war on drugs in teh Caribbean. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff

  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Sinclair Harris, commander of the U.S. 4th Fleet, launched a Puma all environment drone that could become one of the newest weaposn on the war on drugs in the Caribbean. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff

  • A Puma all environment drone comes in for a landing on the flight deck of the HVS 2 Swift during a test offshore of Key West. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff

  • This is what the HSV 2 Switt looks like from the camera attatched to the Aerostat blimp, which is tethered to the ship. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff

  • The Aerostat blimp that was used in Afghanistan is now being tested by the U.S. Navy for possible use on the war on drugs in the Caribbean. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff

  • U.S. Navy Rear Adm. SInclair Harris, commander fo the U.S. 4th Fleet, watches a test of the Aerostat, with radar and cameras onboard, for possible use in the Caribbean for the war on drugs. Cammy Clark / Miami Herald Staff