News on unmanned systems in the services' unfunded priorities lists, the RQ-21A Blackjack, Global Hawk and more. Read the Alert
The services recently sent Congress their fiscal year 2016 unfunded priorities lists, with unmanned systems among the areas of need.
Naval Air Systems Command anticipates awarding a $1 million contract to Insitu to update RQ-21A Blackjack software deficiencies discovered in developmental and operational testing, according to a service official.
The Global Hawk first flew in 1998 and after several rounds of development and modification, all while supporting combat operations in the Middle East, the Northrop Grumman-built surveillance aircraft has "come of age" and is flying more today as combatant commanders realize its operational value and as its full capability emerges, according to 69th Reconnaissance Group chief Col. Lawrence Spinetta.
- Senate Authorizers Concerned About UCLASS Requirements, UCAS-D Retirement
- DARPA Seeks Input For Unmanned Sensor System To Track Arctic Targets
- Drone 'Stratollites' Could Take Over Expensive Satellite Missions
- Selected Acquisition Report: Triton, Fire Scout Costs Decrease
- GAO: FAA Faces 'Critical Steps' To Keep UAS Integration Moving Forward
- Marines Look To Install Heavy Fuel Engine Into Two RQ-21A Air Vehicles
- Lockheed, Northrop Boast Merits Of U-2, Global Hawk As BCA Cuts Loom
- White Paper: UAS Procedures Testing Report To Be Released This Summer
- Lawmakers Want White House To Lend UAS To Jordan Before China Does
- DOD Aims To Expand Interoperability Efforts To Ground, Sea Drones
- U.S. Sending Unarmed Drones And Humvees To Ukraine; Still No Lethal Aid
- X-47B Refueling Flight Test This Spring Before Air Vehicle Retirement
- UCLASS Review Wraps Up This Summer As Work Continues On Program
- AeroVironment Looks Beyond DOD Sales, Seeking Commercial And International Work
- After Five-Year Delay, Navy Eyes FY-16 To Restart RMS Production
- Global Hawk's Cost Per Flight Hour Drops Below $15K In 2014
- Beale AFB Combating Uncertainty With Focus On Global ISR Mission
- General Atomics Offers Reaper To Spain
The Air Force wants to reprogram $190 million in Overseas Contingency Operations funding to boost its inventory of Predator Hellfire missiles in support of operations in Iraq and Syria.
- 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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