Excerpt from Navy today on the Scaneagle trails on Wellington
Another new advantage was getting to trial a remote Piloted aircraft System (rPaS) for the first time. The Scaneagle rPaS is designed to augment the ship’s Intelligence, Surveillance and reconnaissance (ISr) capability. a four-person team from australian company Insitu Pacific Ltd would launch the drone from WeLLINGTON’s flight deck, retrieving it hours later with the use of a vertical arrester wire.
“This was the first time the rNZN had launched a fixed-wing aircraft since WWII.