The Army this summer will begin testing the offerings of two companies competing to produce a new engine for the Shadow unmanned aircraft system, according to the service's product manager for the program.
The X-47B unmanned carrier system-demonstrator engaged the refueling drogue of an Omega K-707 tanker April 15, and plans to pass fuel in an unmanned aerial refueling demonstration next week before the system is retired, according to a Naval Air Systems Command spokeswoman.
U.S. Special Operations Command has released a request for proposals seeking intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services for a worldwide Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System III.
- Mabus: F-35 Likely The Last Manned Strike Fighter The Navy Ever Buys
- Navy Plans X-47B Air-To-Air Refueling Test For April 15
- Futurists Drawing Up Robotics Concept To Guide Plans, Investments
- Unfunded List Would Buy More Reapers, C-130Js, Keep Compass Call
- CSBA Study Finds Large, Long-Range Aircraft Would Do Better In Combat
- Former ISR Chief Urges Joint Effort To Meet COCOM's Surveillance Needs
- Air Force: Hosting Critical U-2 Surveillance Payloads On Global Hawk Is 'Feasible'
- New Army Program Will Buy, Assess Commercial Robotics Technology
- Army Engages In Sense-And-Avoid Operational Effectiveness Testing
- AirRobot, Northrop Grumman Remotec Sign UAS Distribution Agreement
- Army Decision Due This Summer On Which JTRS Radio To Integrate Into Aircraft
- Unmanned Systems Included In Services' FY-16 Unfunded Priorities Lists
- NAVAIR Will Award Insitu $1M To Upgrade RQ-21A Blackjack Software
- Grand Forks AFB Global Hawk Operation Expanding As Block 40 Matures
- Air Force Requests $190M Reprogramming For Hellfire Missiles Used Against ISIS
- 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
A future fighter aircraft -- manned or unmanned -- is likely to need more range and payload than speed and agility as countries like Russia, China and Iran invest in long-range air defenses that can keep high-value support assets including aerial refueling tankers up to 1,000 nautical miles away from their military installations, but stealth remains critical despite advances in radar technology, according to a new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments study.
- 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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