Senate appropriations committee members are concerned the Navy will proceed with the development of the Unmanned Carrier Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike program before establishing 'stable requirements,' a position that is reflected in the panel's recent mark of the fiscal year 2015 spending bill.
The Navy next week will seek permission from the Pentagon's acquisition executive to launch a four-way competition for the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike air vehicle and issue a classified request for proposals as the service moves forward with its plan to integrate unprecedented capabilities into its aircraft carrier strike groups, according to a senior official.
With the transfer of its beloved A-10s to Moody Air Force Base, GA, and the departure of the majority of its pilots, the 188th Wing of the Arkansas Air Force National Guard is working through the challenges associated with converting from manned to unmanned platforms.
- Army Eyes Upcoming Common Display Test For UAS Operators
- Navy Will Significantly Delay Early Operational Capability For UCLASS If House Cuts Stand
- Senate Appropriators Mark Up FY-15 Defense Spending Bill
- UCLASS Final Request For Proposals Release On Track For End Of July
- Australia Extends Deployment Of RPAs; UK Sends More Reapers
- Iowa ANG To Bring Forward Schedule For Reaper Transition To Late FY-15
- Global Hawk Flies In NATO ISR Exercise
- Army Conducts Successful UAS Sense-And-Avoid System Integration Test
- Army Testing App Integration With New Open Architecture UAS Controller
- Navy Awards $275M Contract Mod To Raytheon For Standard Missile-6 Buy
- Raytheon To Demonstrate MALD On Reaper In 2015; Planning EW Upgrade
- DOD, FAA Seek Help To Reduce Cost, Size Of UAS Sense-And-Avoid Systems
- DOD Seeking $6.1 Billion In FY-15 OCO Request For New Weapons Spending
- Forbes Expresses Concern About UCLASS' Ability To Combat Threats
- Major DOD Programs Conducted Earlier Testing With Eye On Cybersecurity
- DOD Taps Seven Weapons Programs For FY-14 Exportability Project Funding
- Stimson Task Force: U.S. Should Enhance Oversight Of Targeted Drone Strikes
Global Hawk prime contractor Northrop Grumman was awarded a $17 million contract last week to perform "software deficiency corrections" on a next-generation radar system that is being integrated with the unmanned aerial vehicle and could potentially be installed on other platforms.
- Senate Authorizers' FY-15 Defense Policy Bill, Report
- Senate Committee's Summary Of The FY-15 Defense Policy Bill
- Army Sources-Sought Notice On Ground Vehicle Technologies
- House Armed Services Committee's FY-15 Defense Authorization Bill
- House Bill On Pivot To Asia-Pacific
- DARPA Broad Agency Announcement For CODE
- DOD's 'Open Business Model For Unmanned Aircraft Ground Control Systems'
- DOD's December 2013 Selected Acquisition Report Summary
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