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Weekly Alert -- August 26, 2014

UAS operating procedures, a UCLASS update, Global Hawk news and more. Read the Alert

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DOD Eyes New Round Of Tests To Develop UAS Operating Procedures

As part of its ongoing effort to integrate unmanned drones into the national airspace, the Pentagon is conducting a second round of field tests with an eye toward developing operating procedures for unmanned aircraft systems, according to a recent report Defense Department acquisition chief Frank Kendall sent to lawmakers.

DAB Review Of UCLASS Scheduled For Sept. 10; RFP Released Soon After

NAVAL STATION NORFOLK, VA -- The Defense Acquisition Board will meet to discuss the Navy's latest plans for its Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike aircraft on Sept. 10, a service official told reporters last week, and a final request for proposals from industry will go out soon afterward, in early September.

Final Air Force Global Hawk Order Helps Northrop Bridge Production Gap

Northrop Grumman executives say a recent $241 million contract for three unmanned RQ-4B aircraft will preserve the Global Hawk production line until the Navy ramps up procurement of its maritime derivative, the MQ-4C Triton.

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