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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.
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.
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.
- Navy Delays Key Moves On Remote Minehunting System
- Air Force Satisfies Global Hawk Requirement With Final Block 30 Order
- Navy Demonstrates X-47B Integrated Flight Operations Aboard CVN-71
- Lockheed Touts Unmanned Air, Ground Vehicle Teaming Test
- Army Advancing Interoperability Platforms For Unmanned Vehicles
- Army Acquisition Chief Sets Sights On Future Robotics Platforms
- Navy Looks To Repair The K-MAX Air Vehicle Damaged In Afghanistan
- Wing Commander: Guard Inherently Suited To Reaper, Predator Operations
- FAA Sets Plans For Unmanned Aircraft Center Of Excellence
- Army Reveals Top Priorities In 'Force 2025 And Beyond' Strategy
- Army Cargo UAS Capability Could Cost Twice As Much As Existing Helo
- Outgoing ACC Chief Talks Up U-2, Plays Down New Unmanned ISR Aircraft
- RQ-21A Shipboard Testing Delayed Due To Ship Availability
- DARPA Wants White Papers On 'Squad X' Dismounted Info-Sharing
- NAVAIR Will Award BAMS-D UAS Contract To Northrop
- House Lawmaker Advocates Emphasis On Navy's UCLASS
- Air Force: 96 Predator And Reaper Combat Mishaps Since 2001
The Defense Department has announced a series of steps designed to bolster competition for contracts, a top acquisition official says in a new memorandum.
- 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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