News this week on manned-unmanned teaming, Reapers, unmanned aircraft fired from submarines, and more. Read the Alert
The Navy announced last week that it has successfully launched an all-electric, fuel cell-powered unmanned aircraft from a submerged submarine for the first time, signaling a potentially revolutionary step for the service.
The industrial capabilities to produce the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft system are considered "high risk," according to a Defense Contract Management Agency Industrial Analysis Center assessment, but the Army's UAS project office has found alternative solutions to mitigate that risk.
The Army has delayed plans to demonstrate a cargo unmanned aircraft system at the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, CA, arguing that the effects of sequestration and scheduling conflicts are to blame, a service official said.
- Report: Industrial Risk To Navy's RQ-21A Aircraft Is 'Moderate'
- Boeing Finishing Integration Of QF-16 Target Drone At White Sands Range
- Navy Looks To Industry For Small, Lightweight UAV For Surveillance Mission
- UAS Industrial Parks Grow As FAA Prepares To Announce Test Sites
- NAVAIR Developing Courses Of Action To Extend X-47B Tech Development
- Rapid Equipping Force Buys Maveric Small UAS To Field By End Of Month
- Weekend X-47B Testing Was Limited Due To Communication Failure
- Air Force Outlines Efforts With Navy To Reduce Global Hawk, Triton O&S Costs
- Navy Continues X-47B Test Program Through Fiscal Year 2014
- Army Develops UAS Open Architecture To Bring In App-Based Controls
- Army Schedules Industry Day For Unmanned Truck Convoys In March
- South Korea To Get Contractor Flexibility In Revised Global Hawk LOA
- CR Delays Army's Construction Of New JLENS Site At Aberdeen
- MQ-8C Fire Scout Conducts First Flights
- South Korea Global Hawk Parts On Hold Until Northrop Gets Finalized FMS
- Army Looks To Enhance Current UAS Systems As Industry Technology Improves
The Air Force disclosed in a pair of recent contracting postings that it plans to make a deal with MQ-9 Reaper manufacturer General Atomics to accelerate a new extended-range capability on the remotely piloted aircraft, and to study whether the Reaper's next-generation ground control station can be exported to American allies.
- Navy's Draft SOW For Manned And Unmanned Experimental Platforms For Future Tactical Systems
- Air Force Performance Work Statement for MQ-9 Reaper Trade Studies
- DOD IG Memo On Review Of UAS Support Of Civil Authorities
- DOD's 2013 Annual Industrial Capabilities Report
- Air Force Report On Global Hawk/Triton O&S Costs
- DOD's Detailed December 2012 Army Selected Acquisition Reports
- DOD's Detailed December 2012 Navy Selected Acquisition Reports
- DOD's Detailed December 2012 Air Force Selected Acquisition Reports
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